CAMH works within the community
CAMH brings together information developed by experts that is designed to meet the needs of people working within the mental health treatment system, including primary care. Here you will find more specialized information and guidance as together we expand capacity to meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities, to meet the specific needs of immigrants and refugees, and other high-needs groups. Meeting the needs of marginalized and often under-served people is core to the values of CAMH and to our colleagues working across health systems.
Virtual Mental Health
Virtual care is any clinical interaction between patients and health providers through communication technologies, including video- and/or audio- modalities for providing care. The aim of virtual care is to provide person-centered, quality of care that is equitable, safe, and effective. Learn more.
Climate Change and Mental Health
The climate crisis is affecting mental health in ways no one has seen before. The global climate crisis threatens our health and well-being through its direct effects (e.g., major storms and heat waves) and indirect effects (e.g., exposure to air pollution and disease).
These challenges might seem overwhelming, but CAMH is committed to action. Whether it involves individuals or whole systems, we believe in taking action to reduce the health risks posed by the climate crisis. Learn more about climate change and what CAMH is working on.
The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project (IRMHP)
The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project (IRMHP) - New on camh.ca. IRMHP offers online training, tools and resources to settlement, social and health service professionals working with immigrants and refugees. By participating, you’ll gain new knowledge, skills, tools and strategies to apply to your work. You’ll have the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas and experiences with hundreds of service providers across Canada and obtain advice from experts in the field. All activities are self-paced, so take your time and explore all the elements of the project.
Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA)
HEIA is a practical tool for identifying and improving the health equity impacts of your initiatives. Learn more.
Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD)
HCARDD works on improving the health and health care of adults with developmental disabilities. They have been studying the health and health care of over 66,000 adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario since 2010. Learn more.
Opioid Use in Primary Care Virtual annual conference
Designed for anyone involved in the care and support of people who use opioids, this one-day event will provide the opportunity to learn about and discuss topics related to opioid use practices, policies, treatments and harm reduction. Learn more.
Other initiatives for professionals
Coping with COVID-19 ECHO
ECHO Coping with COVID is designed for Healthcare Providers and Health Professions Students responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
ECHO Ontario Mental Health
ECHO Ontario Mental Health is a virtual training and capacity building model that supports healthcare providers in delivering high quality, evidence-based mental health and addictions care in their local communities. Learn more.
Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program (OPOP)
The Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program (OPOP), formed in 1999, is a collaborative and dynamic network of dedicated academics and practitioners in the mental health field, sharing expertise and resources to deliver clinical services and education to Ontario's rural, remote and under-serviced areas. Includes the Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (NPOP-C) program. Learn more.
Supporting a Family Member With Schizophrenia
Supporting a family member with schizophrenia offers tools and resources that help people with schizophrenia and their families develop customized strategies that support an independent and fulfilling life in the community. Learn more.