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Virtually delivered healthcare (telehealth, telemedicine) can reduce gaps in access to opioid agonist therapy (OAT) as well as wait times to initiate treatment. Barriers such as lack of transportation, in-person initiation requirements, employment demands and limited...Read More
With a grant through a local funder, Nance Horwood Place (NHP), successfully launched the Community Kiosk in October 2016. This accessible space offers a variety of much-needed, every-day items for sale at subsidized or no cost, along with access to healthier food...Read More
Managing acute responsive behaviours or mental health-related behaviours during a pandemic is a challenge faced by many inpatient units across care settings. Due to behavioural factors that limit these patients’ ability to maintain isolation precautions and physical...Read More
After the success of its first Clé 56 series, the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal wanted to demystify another facet of the institution: life in its residential resources. In collaboration with director Alexandre Hamel, the production company Pixcom...Read More
Multifamily Group Therapy (MFT) is an intensive outpatient therapy that brings families who are coping with an eating disorder (ED) together to learn from and support each other. At Southlake, we rely primarily on the MFT model as practiced by Pennie Fairbairn and...Read More
Head to Toe is a new practice that helps with early identiﬁcation and management of patients at elevated risk for suicide in pediatric medical and surgical units. All youth 12 and older admitted to the medical and surgical inpatient units at the Children’s Hospital of...Read More
Within mental healthcare, coercive practices are those that restrict freedom and force interventions to immediately de-escalate potential crisis. It is rare to find such practices elsewhere, yet they are common in mental healthcare (namely the use of restraints and...Read More
The Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (BCMHA) is a tertiary care facility for adults with the most severe and complex concurrent disorders across BC. People with concurrent disorders in BC are highly marginalized, often living with other challenges that...Read More
CAMH has been leading the development and implementation of Integrated Care Pathways (ICP) in the Mental Health and Addictions sector since 2013. Accreditation Canada has already recognized two of the CAMH’s ICPs as leading practice and these have been successfully...Read More
In the Spring of 2017, the Mayor of Grand Bank NL reached out to the CEO of Eastern Health asking for help; his community was losing too many people to suicide. Eastern Health engaged communities in a series of consultations (4), where 144 people responded that...Read More
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