Exploring partnership-driven, outcomes-focused research


Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) is launching a  monthly webinar series, SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH, at the end of April that highlights the important work being conducted by the researchers and community leaders who are recipients of our partnership-driven grants. Our goal is to help mobilize and share the knowledge they are creating to improve the lives of Canadians across the country, so we encourage you to share this email with your network!

MHRC collaborates with other organizations to advance research projects that are delivered in partnership with people with lived experience, and that have the potential for deep impact. Our joint projects are led by co-principal investigators from academia and from community and frontline settings to help bridge the gap between research and practice.

A very special thanks to our granting partners: New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, Institute for Advancements in Mental Health, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Ministry of Children and Family Development of British Columbia, and Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research at Memorial University.

These 45-minute webinars will profile recent and ongoing research activities made possible by our research collaborations across Canada. We encourage you to join us to learn about the advances being made by Canadian researchers:

WEBINAR 1: April 29, Thursday, 3 to 3:45 pm ET
Topic: Using a free, online literary curriculum based on Harry Potter to teach coping skills and resilience to middle schoolers
Researcher: Dr. Mark Sinyor, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Prize Partner: Institute for Advancements in Mental Health
For more details: www.mhrc.ca/innovation-prize-winners
For registration: Click here

WEBINAR 2: May 27, Thursday, 1 to 1:45 pm ET
Topic: A virtual parent-led support group for parents of children and youth with eating disorders
Researchers: Dr. Jennifer Couturier, McMaster University; and Erica Crews, Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)
Grant Partner: Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
For more details: www.mhrc.ca/impact-grant-winners
For registration: Click here

WEBINAR 3: June 24, Thursday, 1 to 1:45 pm ET 
Topic: A virtual support program led by/for LGBTQ+ youth that focuses on resiliency learned from LGBTQ+ elders who lived through the AIDs epidemic
Researchers: Dr. Erin Fredericks, St. Thomas University; and Nathan Thompson, Block House Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Grant Partner: New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
For more details: www.mhrc.ca/new-brunswick-winner-covid-impact-grant
For registration: Click here

WEBINAR 4: July 29, Thursday, 1 to 1:45 pm ET
Topic: Lona’ tshistanet (meaning Firekeepers): Enhancing Coming of Age, a wellness program, for Oneida youth that combines Indigenous healing with Western practices
Researchers: Dr. Jason Brown, Western University; and Dr. Dan Ashbourne and Kahawani Doxtator, London Family Court Clinic
Grant Partner: Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
For more details: www.mhrc.ca/ontario-winner-covid-impact-grant
For registration: Click here

Check out www.mhrc.ca/webinar-series for details on future webinars, already scheduled on Thursdays at 1 pm ET on September 30, October 28 and November 25

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