Our projects explore key determinants of mental health outcomes and access to mental healthcare, particularly for racialized and immigrant communities. Our research is geared at promoting culturally sensitive, newcomer-friendly, and equity-informed models of mental health services.
Impact of Family Loss and Separations on Refugee Youth
This study examines how experiences of loss, disappearance or protracted separation of one or more family members due to war, conflict, and forced migration affect refugee children/youth and their families in terms of post-migration settlement and wellbeing. The project also seeks to build evidence on what kinds of services and supports can promote the wellbeing of these refugee children/youth and their families.
Innovative E-Solutions for Promoting Collaborative Mental Healthcare
We are developing and pilot testing innovative e-health based solutions to improve mental health assessment and care for vulnerable client groups. The Interactive Computer-Assisted Client Assessment Survey (iCCAS) is a multi-language, user-friendly, touch-screen-based tool completed by patients while waiting to see a clinician.
Mental Health Determinants for Immigrant and Refugee Youth
We have produced rich evidence on social determinants of mental health and wellbeing for immigrant and refugee youth through two key community-based research projects.