Translating Research into Better Recoveries
CAMH's Clinical Divisions bring together leaders and expertise in science, clinical care and training to study and apply targeted approaches based on different diagnoses or populations. Whether it's innovative ways to help children with disruptive behaviour, treat cannabis withdrawal, or prevent psychosis or Alzheimer's disease in those at risk, our clinical teams perform cutting-edge research that translates into new understanding and ways to help people with mental illness recover.
Focusing on Special Populations
Recognizing the needs of unique and at-risk populations, CAMH has created several translational centres to pool resources, facilitate collaboration and better address and advocate for the needs of these populations. These centres include:
- The Azrieli Centre for Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Mental Health – a research and education hub driving discovery and training the experts of tomorrow.
- The Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression – a team of global experts collaborating to develop innovative prevention, intervention and treatment strategies for young people with depression.
- The Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health – a hub for clinical research focused on improving the lives of children, youth and families affected by mental health.
- The Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition – Canada’s first centre dedicated to understanding and treating severe mental illness in youth.
- The Tanenbaum Centre for Pharmacogenetics – a pioneering centre leading research on gene-guided treatment for mental illness, with the goal of more effective, personalized care.
- The Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention – the largest brain stimulation centre of its kind in Canada, running treatment studies for depression, autism and Alzheimer's dementia.
Personalized Care Helps Us All
To provide optimal care, we are committed to creating a dynamic system where people with lived experience, patients, family members, community partners, clinicians, donors and scientists all have a role to play in development and discovery. But we all have a part to play—whether you've felt the impact of mental illness, including addiction, yourself, know someone who has or don't know anyone at all. With one in five Canadians living with mental illness, odds are it's more personal than you may know.