Dr. Sam Lal 2018 award description_EN;  Description de la bourse Dr Sam Lal 2018 Dr. Samarthji Lal The Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research was created in memory of psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Samarthji Lal, who passed away on November 1st, 2009.  Samarthji Lal, LRCP (Lond) MRCS (England) MB, BS (Guy’s Hospital Medical […]

Following the Ontario Government’s funding announcement in February 2017, a Call for Proposals was recently issued for the implementation of  Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO).  Agencies and networks wishing to implement a Youth Wellness Hub in their community are invited to download the application package and related information from the website www.youthhubs.ca.  Submission deadline is December […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation congratulates Dr. Gabriella Gobbi on winning the seventh annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research. Dr. Gobbi is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, whose work is dedicated to bridging clinical psychiatry and basic psychopharmacology research. Her main  contributions have been in the field of cannabinoids and melatonin receptors.  One of the […]

Set to open in May 2017, FOUNDRY North Shore held an official launch on February 9th.  Attending to mark the event were North Vancouver MLAs Jordan Sturdy, Jane Thornthwaite, Ralph Sultan and Naomi Yamamoto, as well as members of Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr. Steve Mathias, and many youth and families. This provincial integrated youth services initiative […]

“Up to nine hubs where young people aged 12 to 25 can receive walk-in, one-stop access to mental health and addictions services, as well as other health, social and employment supports under one roof. These integrated youth service hubs help with early identification and intervention to prevent more serious issues from developing later in life. […]

Another major transformation in youth mental health is taking place in New Brunswick. We are delighted that the province has recently been recognized for their transformational efforts, as the bronze medal recipient of the national 2016 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award. Their work has focused on the creation of a Network of Excellence (a province-wide approach […]

An urgent health, social and economic challenge is responding to the risks and impacts of mental and substance use disorders for young people. The result has been to stimulate innovative system reforms internationally to provide better care for the unique mental health needs of young people. Similar innovative approaches are necessary in youth mental health […]

The Homeless Youth network (RIPAJ) of downtown Montreal, held its official opening November 9, 2016.  RIPAJ is one of 12 pan-Canadian ACCESS Open Minds integrated youth service (IYS) sites. The opening took place at Dans La Rue, one of the many community service sites in Montreal that deal with youth in high risk situations of homelessness and mental […]

The Alliance is a collaborative of the largest and most innovative mental health research funders from around the world http://iamhrf.org/. The international funders (IAMHRF) held their 2016 Annual Meeting on October 24th and 25th at the National Institute of Health (ISS) in Rome, Italy. The event was hosted by Prof. Walter Ricciardi, President. Among the guest […]