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What Do CCAC Mental Health and Addictions Nurses Do?

Mental Health and Addictions Nurses (MHAN) focus on helping students with mental health or addiction issues to thrive at school, remain in school or successfully transition back to school. The nurses collaborate with school boards, teachers and community-based organizations to support students in their early struggles with mental health and addictions. School boards know their students best. CCAC Mental Health and Addictions nurses partner with school boards to recognize and respond to student mental health and addictions issues. In addition, CCAC MHAN Nurse Leaders support community nurses, support the development of school board strategies, participate in health care system planning, and collaborate with community health partners to ensure consistent support for children and youth across the province