CAMH Annual Report to the Community 2006 - 2007
Number of CAMH clinical programs offering inpatient and/or outpatient and community-based treatment:
Child, Youth and Family
Centralized Assessment, Triage and Support (CATS)—formerly General Psychiatry
Dual Diagnosis—serving clients with both intellectual disabilities and mental health needs
Geriatric Mental Health
Law and Mental Health
Mood and Anxiety
Women’s Mental Health
Transforming Lives is much more than a slogan to us at CAMH. It is our promise, as Canada’s leading mental health and addiction facility, to play a leading role in the evolution of our health care system and to help build more inclusive communities around us.
This year’s annual report demonstrates the steps we are taking to transform lives—in our communities, across Ontario and internationally. We couldn’t take these steps alone, however. That’s why we have chosen to focus on integration and connection in this year’s report. So much of what we do now, and what we aspire to do in the future, depends on our ability to better define the role of CAMH in the overall health care system. It depends on our ability to better co-ordinate and integrate our own core areas—care, research, education, policy, and health promotion and prevention. And it depends upon stronger connections with our community partners.
We have achieved tremendous results, and yet in many ways our work is just getting started.
-- From the Message from the Chair and President
Making Connections: Integration in Mental Health and Addiction
Improving the lives of those affected by addiction and mental health problems and promoting the health of people in Ontario and beyond.
Strong and healthy communities, in which people with addiction and mental health problems can access appropriate and effective services and live as full participants.
- Client-centred practice
- Continuous learning
- Evaluation and accountability
- Holistic view of health
- Improve care and enhance health
- Discover, share and apply new knowledge
- Influence public policy and promote positive system change
- Be the best place to work and learn
- Ensure long term sustainability and development
- Provide effective information management systems and technology
- Develop innovative facilities
- Build an integrated system
- Provide specialized clinical services
- Expand support for best clinical practice, professional education and professional development
- Maximize the reach and impact of research
- Foster a healthy workplace