Client-centred care is a CAMH value. This happens when
an interprofessional care team forms a true partnership with each patient
to empower his or her recovery. We are committed to providing care that
is culturally appropriate and relevant to our diverse community, as well as
being family-sensitive, evidence-based and fully accountable.
At CAMH, treatment of mental illness and addiction ranges from hightech
to no tech, from personalized medicine to mindfulness meditation,
from transcranial magnetic stimulation to cognitive-behavioural therapy.
CAMH clinicians care for clients in and outside the hospital—at home, on the
street, in jail, in the community and across the province, flying in to remote
communities, or connecting via webcasting using the Ontario Telemedicine
Children’s mental health:
Stepping up to the challenge
Each year the CAMH Child, Youth and Family Program treats 2,500 children
and youth with behavioural, mental health and substance use issues—from
fire-starting to psychosis, from oppositional disorder to anxiety, from ADHD
to drug abuse.
Youth with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse problems need
specialized help. Supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(CIHR), CAMH is taking a comprehensive approach to building an effective
system of care for youth with concurrent disorders.
The CIHR study will follow youth aged 11 to 14—an important transitional
stage for the emergence of substance use and risky behaviours—for three years.
Our initiative will establish effective tools for early identification of at-risk
youth and develop innovative treatment approaches to help them recover.
Supported by Health Canada, CAMH is also working to enhance pathways to
care for youth through partnerships with different types of health and social