The WhySchool project targets directly the teachers, other education professionals, nurses, psychologists, family doctors doctors that work in primary care, within the establishments and areas that will be intervened.
A clear functional governance model with clear roles is needed in order to design, involve and execute the whole project phases, and so, a very prepared and involved multidisciplinary team.
Stan Kutcher is the international consultant for the project. He is the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and the Director World Health Organization Collaborating Care in Mental Health Policy and Training at Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre in Canada. He is a renowned expert in adolescent mental health and leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, and policy and has been involved in mental health work in over 20 countries.
Lars Mehlum (MD, PhD) is the international consultant for the project. He is the founding director of the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway. Mehlum is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and has established several training programmes and national therapist training programmes in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Complicated Grief Treatment.