On November 3rd, 2021, the Graham Boeckh Foundation hosted a webinar on Learning Health Systems (LHSs) as applied to mental health services. The webinar featured speakers Dr. Robert Heinssen (NIMH), Dr. Lisa Dixon (Columbia University), Dr. Paul Kurdyak (CAMH) and Dr. Amal Abdel-Baki (CHUM). Dr. Heinssen and Dr. Dixon presented on EPINET in the United States, and Dr. Kurdyak and Dr. Abdel-Baki presented on LHSs in the Canadian context.
On May 19th, 2021, the Graham Boeckh Foundation hosted a webinar on Virtual Mental Health Services Post COVID-19. The webinar featured Dr. David Clark (University of Oxford), Dr. Shalini Lal (University of Montreal), Daphne Hutt-MacLeod (Eskasoni First Nation) and Dr. Steve Mathias (Foundry BC) who discussed key issues, including what post-pandemic mental health care could look like and the importance of integration and choice for virtual services.
On March 22nd, 2021, the Graham Boeckh Foundation hosted a webinar on the Canadian mental health research landscape. The webinar highlighted key findings for Canada of the landmark global report “The Inequities of Mental Health Research Funding” by the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders (IAMHRF). A diverse group of panelists also made recommendations on how the findings should be addressed.
Read the report: https://iamhrf.org/publications
On October 2nd, 2020, the Graham Boeckh Foundation hosted a webinar focused on lessons learned for Integrated Youth Services (IYS). The webinar featured Dr. Srividya Iyer of ACCESS Open Minds, Dr. Joanna Henderson of Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO), and Dr. Steve Mathias of Foundry British Columbia who shared insights on implementing IYS across the country.
On May 27th, 2020, the Graham Boeckh Foundation hosted a webinar featuring Dr. David Clark, who spoke about the UK’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program, and Dr. Paul Kurdyak, who presented early lessons from Ontario’s structured psychotherapy program called Mindability.
Bell conducted an online survey with Canadians from February 26 to March 8, 2020 to benchmark the awareness of Integrated Youth Services in Canada.