Under the leadership of inaugural Director Dr. Peter Szatmari, the Cundill Centre’s work fits into three pillars: Discover and Solve, Share and Lead.
Discover and Solve: Applied clinical research provides the evidence needed to create novel, culturally appropriate screening tools, early interventions and treatments that will help children and youth with depression now and in the future.
Share: Knowledge gained by the Cundill Centre is shared globally. Knowledge translation and education specialists adapt findings into materials accessed by health and education practitioners, policy makers and health systems leaders around the world. This is achieved through the development of outcomes reports, webinars and web-based modules, as well as through International Cundill Conferences.
Lead: Through its expertise in research, care and education, the Cundill Centre is leading a global effort to achieve better care for children and youth with depression. The centre is training young researchers in depression, addressing gaps in care, and openly and effectively sharing knowledge. An International Advisory Board and a network of Cundill Scholars are identifying and promoting treatment protocols worldwide through a number of collaborative activities and associations.
Through this work, the Cundill Centre is:
- providing access to interventions that work at specific stages in a young person’s development
- determining the best sequence of treatments for children and youth with depression, creating a clear pathway to care for clients and practitioners
- becoming the global leader in the development of effective, evidence-based care for children and youth with depression through expertise in research, care and education
- developing comprehensive treatment plans based on research findings, which is improving the treatment and management of depression.