The Cundill team has developed the two-page #CundillatCAMH Decision Aid for the Treatment of Child and Youth Depression, which can be modified to fit different situations. This decision aid builds on the work of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Project, which identified the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE) guidelines in the U.K. as the best guidelines for young people with depression. The decision aid guides nurses, pediatricians, psychiatrists, family physicians, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF of the decision aid, or to discuss implementing the guidelines in a particular setting.
The Cundill Centre newsletter
Our newsletter features exciting updates about Cundill Centre projects, progress and people.
In our latest issue, read about the visit of the Cundill advisory board, get updates on our key research projects, and learn about some of the faces and global places of the centre.
In this issue, read about the highlights of our second Cundill conference, the projects presented at the 44th annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, and our ongoing Cundill Centre Speaker Series.
Learn from the Cundill Centre Speaker Series
The Cundill Centre Speaker Series is a monthly one-hour lunch and learn session. Through the Cundill Centre Speaker Series, we:
Share research information about child and youth depression that is relevant to clinical staff/trainees;
Encourage knowledge-sharing between clinical and research staff/trainees; and
Promote understanding of the benefits of and opportunities for integration of clinical practice and research activities.
Sharing Knowledge Through the Cundill Centre Conference
On June 4, the Cundill Centre once again welcomed psychiatrists, family doctors, clinicians, policy makers and others working in child and youth mental health to gather and learn from one another at the New Directions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Depression: A #CundillatCAMH Conference.
In his closing remarks, Dr. Peter Szatmari, Director of the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression, thanked participants for their collaboration throughout the workshops, and spoke of the importance of standardized treatments moving forward.
“All medical conditions – diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer – are becoming more and more standardized in the way they’re treated,” Dr. Szatmari said. “There’s no reason why we can’t do that also when treating adolescent depression.”
We look forward to sharing more in-depth highlights from the Cundill Conference. In the meantime, you can view presenters’ slides from the event below:
Watch the four-minute Conference highlight videofrom the first Cundill conference, Transforming Practice and Policy Through Science: A Joint Conference on Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Mental Health, held on November 17, 2016 .
Participate in a CAMH Research Study
Help contribute to our understanding of mental illness, including addiction, and more effective care for all. Sign up through Research Connect today.