Implications of a Canadian school-based PMH initiative for teacher education in Saudi Arabia

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University of New Brunswick


This thesis document presents the results of a study that investigated the preliminary implementation of positive mental health (PMH) promotional activities within schools in New Brunswick, Canada. The research involved a formative evaluation design, exploring the experiences and perspectives of educators and school health stakeholders who were involved in PMH initiatives. In addition, perspectives of educators from Saudi Arabia (SA) were explored, taking into account their awareness and practices related to PMH. Information was gathered through the completion of a literature review and from interviews with participants from New Brunswick and Saudi Arabia. The study resulted in a series of recommendations for promoting positive mental health practices in schools, and in the development of an online eBook, the Positive Mental Health Resource for Schools in Saudi Arabia, designed to promote PMH concepts and practices among Saudi educators.