In an effort to provide accessible, accurate, and high-quality health information to Canadians, YouTube and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are partnering as part of the global YouTube Health initiative. YouTube Health provides Canadians with access to reliable health information on their platform, and this partnership with CAMH, Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and a global research leader, represents a significant step in achieving this goal with a focus on current and credible mental health content.
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, CAMH’s Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Education, emphasized the importance of accurate information, saying, "We know that patients, and their loved ones, often begin their health care journey well before they meet with their doctor. When people seek out information on YouTube, it is critical that they find content that is accurate, current, evidence-based, and truly helpful."
This partnership underscores CAMH's mandate to educate, reduce stigma, and enhance mental health literacy among Canadians. The partnership will create a library of credible, trustworthy content on YouTube, in both English and French, on a range of mental health topics where there is a lack of local, reliable information, including content on alcohol use disorder, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.
YouTube’s Head of Canada Andrew Peterson, expressed the company's commitment to public health, stating, "At YouTube, we want to support making public health truly public and accessible for all Canadians. By partnering with CAMH, Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres, we can help Canadians connect with highly authoritative health information that is both evidence-based and culturally relevant."
The collaboration between CAMH and YouTube Health is a milestone in the journey towards fostering mental health awareness and education in Canada. Subscribe and learn more at https://www.youtube.com/CAMHTV