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 the cannabinoid system and melatonin receptors.  

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 […]

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, has received yet another honour in recognition of his sterling scientific career. The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced on Sept. 7 that its members had elected Dr. Rouleau as one of its new Fellows. He joins a currently active membership of more than 2,000 highly distinguished scientists, scholars and artists […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) has been supporting the British Columbia Integrated Youth Services Initiative (BC-IYSI) to improve access to mental health, substance abuse and primary care for youth and young adults across British Columbia. BC is the first major provincial project to develop IYS. The BC-IYSI will support communities to establish youth-friendly, integrated, health […]