By joining a CAMH study, you can help contribute to a better understanding of mental illness, including addictions, and more effective approaches to care.
Make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.
At CAMH, we're always trying to better understand mental illness, including addiction. By participating in one of our studies, not only is it possible that you receive more insight into your own situation–giving you access to new, more effective treatment–but you can also turn your experience into learning that may transform care for others with depression, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses and substance use disorders. To find studies seeking participants, check out our database of research opportunities. Not ready to join right now? Joining the participant list might be an option. Find out more below.
After participating in this CAMH research study that gave me the chance to try a new treatment for my depression, I feel as though I’ve gone from existing to living, and from surviving to thriving.
Gail Bellissimo, mental health advocate
Joining the Participant List
Everyone has their own reasons for taking part in a study. People register to participate whether they have a current mental health problem or not. Putting your name on the list may be an option if you're not ready to be part of a study right now, or can't find a study underway that you're eligible for.
If you join the list you'll be added to the CAMH Research Registry. Joining the list and participating in any study at CAMH is voluntary. You can withdraw from a study or remove your name from the registry at any time with no effect on ongoing or future care at CAMH. Once on the list, you may be contacted if a study is looking for participants that fit your profile. You can decide at that time if you wish to take part.
CAMH is committed to protecting your privacy. The information gathered as part of any CAMH study or through the CAMH Research Registry is managed, stored and protected by CAMH in accordance with Ontario law. If you are in a treatment study, your clinical information will be stored in our e-Health Record system, accessible only to the health care team directly involved in your clinical care, as well as the research team.