The Advancing Youth Mental Health research program focuses on generating evidence that can be used to improve child and youth mental health and to reduce inequities in access to mental health care. To accomplish our objectives, we conduct epidemiologic studies focusing on child and youth mental health and access to care. Our research encompasses the general population of children, youth, and their caregivers, as well as underserved sub-groups such as immigrants, refugees, racial and ethnic minoritized children and youth, and those residing in socio-economically disadvantaged communities. These studies generate high-quality evidence designed to address fundamental questions related to population prevalence, incidence and determinants of child and youth mental health and access to mental health care; and when repeated, our studies provide foundational data that permit evaluation of child and youth mental health policies and practices.
The Advancing Youth Mental Health team includes a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, staff, students and trainees working on joint research projects. We collaborate with academic researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and organizations serving children and youth within our community, provincially, nationally and internationally. These collaborations are foundational to our collective efforts to improve child and youth mental health and reduce inequities in access to effective mental health care for all.
We hope you find this website helpful and informative. We look forward to sharing our research and collaborative projects with you.