Background & Purpose
The CAHSPR Mental Health theme group is a community of researchers, decision-makers, and other individuals who have a particular interest in mental health services, research and policy. Our mission is to facilitate networking, knowledge exchange, significant discussions, and collaborative work amongst members of the group on mental health research and intersecting points between mental health and other health sectors. We endeavor to raise the profile of mental health research and facilitate its dissemination at annual CAHSPR conferences, and ultimately to improve mental health services and support through the dissemination and application of science and policy.
Organization & Leadership
The Mental Health Theme Group consists of an Executive Committee and 3 working committees (Communications and Membership; Conference Planning; and Sustainability).
The 2013-2014 Executive Committee includes:
Documents & Resources
National, provincial and territorial links to mental health strategies across Canada:
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Past Presentations at CAHSPR
Integration of Mental Health Services in Primary Health Care Panel (2012)
This panel addresses the current status of evidence and implementation of collaborative mental health care in Canada, with the aim of developing an agenda for health services and policy research on this topic. Panel members include experts in developing and implementing integrated mental health services in Canadian primary care settings and related research. The panel presents major recommendations from a 2011 position paper produced by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Psychiatric Association that sets directions for expediting flow across the health care system, reducing waiting lists, and improving access to enhance the experience for people requiring services, especially for vulnerable populations that traditionally underutilize mental health services.
Nick Kates, McMaster University and Health Quality Ontario
Michel Gervais, Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services
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