We’re pleased to share that the COVID-19 outbreak declared in CAMH’s Emergency Department (ED) has been declared over by Toronto Public Health and CAMH Health, Safety and Wellness. You may continue to experience longer ED wait times due to ongoing staffing pressures. Thank you for your ongoing patience.
Get the INNOVATE Research: Youth Engagement Guidebook for Researchers
The INNOVATE Research: Youth Engagement Guidebook for Researchers is a comprehensive guidebook that walks researchers through the steps of engaging youth in research activities. It was developed by a pan-Canadian team of youth and researchers with experience in youth engagement at all stages of research, from developing the research question through to knowledge translation.
The guidebook contains background information on youth engagement, together with concrete examples and specific recommendations, as well as worksheets to help researchers work through the engagement process. Click HERE to download a free copy.
INNOVATE Research was a SSHRC-funded project bringing together researchers and youth from across Canada to develop the youth engagement curriculum, then to deliver it to researchers at workshops in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver.
Get the YouthCan IMPACT guidebook.
The YouthCan IMPACT team has created a resource for community partners looking to implement mental health care hubs in their community.
Building Integrated Service Hub Models for Youth Mental Health and Addictions: The YouthCan IMPACT Experience and Guidebook is based on the team’s experience setting up integrated service hubs in Toronto.
The project is a collaboration between academic researchers, community service agencies, hospitals, youth with lived experience, and family members. The 207-page guidebook contains a summary of key implementation steps, and links to additional resources for those wanting more in-depth information.
Coping During COVID-19: Research summary on youth mental health and substance use in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic
This research summary is based on multiple studies examining youth mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic, conducted by the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health at CAMH.
Click here to download the research summary or read the brief snapshot here.
Learn from the McCain Centre Speaker Series
The McCain Centre Speaker Series is a monthly one-hour lunch and learn session. Through the McCain Centre Speakers Series, we:
Share research information relevant to clinical staff/trainees;
Encourage knowledge-sharing between clinical and research staff/trainees; and
Promote understanding of the benefits of and opportunities for integration of clinical practice and research activities.
Our newsletter features exciting updates about McCain Centre projects, progress and people.
In our latest issue, learn why the Canadian Medical Association Journal recognized the McCain Centre for our success in engaging young people to create a model of care that better meets their needs.
In this issue, learn how up to 12,000 young people across the province each year will have access to mental health care through six community hubs, thanks to a new initiative led by Dr. Joanna Henderson, Director of the McCain Centre
Read about a tool that helps service providers select internet-based interventions for youth who use alcohol or other drugs in this issue.
Read about our leadership, how we engage youth, our study into improving youth in transition in this issue.
If you are a young person who may be having mental health or substance use challenges, getting help is often the first step toward getting and staying well. It can be hard asking for help. It can also be hard to know where to start. The Youth Wellness Quest can help you start thinking about what kind of help may be right for you.
Visit here to access the Youth Wellness Quest, your go-to guide for mental health information.
Resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Youth
The Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre has partnered with Indspire to develop a series of resources on well-being, mental health and substance use for First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth and their communities.
Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. The resources are available through Indspire’s Rivers to Success (R2S) program and can also be accessed below.
All resources have been created by a team of experts, including young people and a Knowledge Keeper.
Building your medicine bundle: Understanding your mental health journey
Ways to understand well-being through traditional knowledge and expertise, with examples of different strengths and challenges people may face in their own wellness journey