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Cannabis and mental health

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 01:00 PM

Cannabis and mental health

"Clearing the Air" examines the links between mental health and substance use, particularly cannabis use among youth under 25 years of age. We summarize expert opinions as well as the results of a non-systematic search of the research and grey literature available at the time of writing, with the caveat that knowledge on evidence-informed practices will continue to evolve over time.

Since the literature summarized here represents only one type of evidence, we have integrated...

Ontario unveils locations for six new Youth Wellness Hubs

Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2018 01:00 PM

Ontario unveils locations for six new Youth Wellness Hubs

Ontario's six new youth wellness hubs were announced today, and we couldn't be more excited to work with our friends at CAMH and its Provincial System Support Program to provide support to these important initatives. Check out Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario and sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date on developments!

All about the HEADS-ED for primary care

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:00 AM

All about the HEADS-ED for primary care

Walking the path: An applied research pilot project is based on the findings and recommendations of the Centre’s policy-ready paper Paving the path to connected care. Specifically, the pilot is working with East Metro Youth Services in Toronto and Algoma Family Services in Sault Ste. Marie to:

  1. Create organizational structures and practices that support inter-provider communication
  2. Develop guidelines and standardized clinical pathways
  3. Integrate standardized...

Paving the path to connected care

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:00 AM

Paving the path to connected care

The Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health is excited to announce the launch of our policy-ready paper focused on strengthening the interface between primary care and community-based child and youth mental health services.

In Paving the path to connected care: Strengthening the interface between primary care and community-based child and youth mental health services, principal investigators, Mario Cappelli and Stephanie L. Leon examine the latest...

Response to the 2016 annual report of the Ontario Auditor General

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Response to the 2016 annual report of the Ontario Auditor General

The 2016 Annual Report of the Ontario Auditor General highlights a range of opportunities to enhance the mental health system of care for children, youth and families across the province. The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health agrees with these recommendations and we look forward to using our experience and expertise to advance evidence-informed service and policy in Ontario. We urge all...