Preventing youth in transition from experiencing a life of mental illness requires effective early intervention.
At the Slaight Centre, we are developing innovative new treatment strategies and improving existing systems to provide new hope to young people and their family support networks.
We realize innovation means little if patients cannot effectively access our services. That's why the Slaight Centre is bringing together all CAMH clinical care programs serving transition-age youth under our umbrella.
To improve existing treatment systems, we are assisting in the design, implementation and sustainability of Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) within core clinics at CAMH. This means care teams of interdisciplinary professionals–spanning clinicians, scientists and staff–can work together seamlessly to map the treatment process from start to finish, which increases alignment and integration, reduces redundancy, and streamlines service delivery. ICPs place the patient at the centre of their care, rigorously evaluate patient care and standardize best practices.
We know a small change in your care can make a big difference.
To provide innovative new treatments for youth in transition, we are conducting research to determine which novel treatments work best and for which clients. Spanning psychosocial interventions, cognitive remediation therapy and virtual reality training, these treatments are implemented in clinical practice as soon as research findings come in.
Access to Programs & Services
Both Access CAMH and the CAMH Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Service have dedicated resources to identify and help place youth-in-transition patients.