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CARE

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 Network.

ER waiting room

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.

Young people talking

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 service agencies.

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