Working Group: Mental Health

WG - Mental Health - Sandbox Youth Mental Health Initiative (SYMHI)
Mental disorders are the leading health problem faced by Canadian children and youth after infancy. The Mental Health Working Group is working collaboratively with like-minded stakeholders to help create, implement and support a national infant, child and youth mental health care and healthy development strategy.

The Mental Health Working Group leverages existing and emerging technologies and self-care interventions to help develop and demonstrate effective nationwide initiatives that create better mental health care and improved functional outcomes for children and youth with mental disorders.

The Mental Health Working Group also works with other nationally active stakeholders to advance and promote child and youth mental health and improve care for young people and families living with mental disorders across Canada.

The Sandbox Youth Mental Health Initiative (SYMHI)

Through its Mental Health Working Group (MHWG), The Sandbox Project has launched a multi-phased Youth Mental Health Initiative to fulfill its goal of improving health outcomes for youth with respect to mental health over the next several years.  The three phases focus on developing, testing, deploying and evaluating an electronic platform for youth with commonly experienced mental disorders.

For more information on the Sandbox Youth Mental Health Initiative, please click here.

 

Sandbox Youth Mental Health Initiative (SYMHI) Partners

 

Mental Health Co-Chairs

 

Dr. Stanley Kutcher

Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health

Zak Bhamani

Director, Products & Services, TELUS Health


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