Overview: In Canada, using technology to control, detect, screen, or treat an illness is common; however it has not been as widely used or invested in within the mental health field.
In 2012, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) released Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada, which highlights, “…tremendous possibilities for new technology in promoting mental health and preventing mental health problems”. In early 2014, the MHCC released a briefing paper on the current state of e-Mental health in Canada, while outlining key considerations and recommendations for its current and future use.
This interactive webinar will focus on the findings of that briefing paper, as well as examining two case studies of Canadian e-Mental health programs that are demonstrating how e-Mental health services and programs are transforming the Canadian mental health system and beyond. Specifically, the webinar will focus on two programs that are targeted toward youth, young adults and families: 1) Strongest Families Institute and 2) BreathingRoom™, offered through the Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine (CINIM).
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Chief Executive Officer
Health TRX, New Zealand
Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie
President & COO, Strongest Families Institute
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Scientist, IWK Health Centre
Patricia Paccagnan, RN, BN, CLC
Communications & Project Manager, Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine (CINIM)
Dr. Badri Rickhi, MB,BS, FRCP(P)
Research Chair, Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative