Projects

  • Implementation Research to Improve Scale-Up of Depression Services in Vietnam (IRIS-DSV)
    2018-2023
    Recognizing that when effectiveness studies are complete services are often not expanded to reach the people who need them, the CIHR-funded IRIS-DSV study will build on the MAC-FI randomized controlled trial to identify barriers and drivers to the scale-up of depression services in Vietnam in ‘real time’.
  • Needs Based Planning of Mental Health and Substance Use Services in British Columbia
    2017-2019
    Building off of the work completed in Phase 1 of the Prevalence & Distribution Study, this phase will involve: (1) the development of detailed ideal suites of services for thirteen selected DSM-5 disorders, and (2) the integration and sizing of these service suites across a tiered functional framework (accounting for comorbidty). This second phase is a two-year project (June 2017 to May 2019) supported by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction and the BC Mental Health Foundation that aims to provide a comprehensive estimation of mental health and substance use disorder needs for adults in BC.
  • Mental Health in Adults & Children - Frugal Innovations (MAC-FI)
    2016-2019
    This study is jointly funded by Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) and the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Invalids (MOLISA). The innovation aims to fill a critical gap in mental health services in Vietnam through the provision of a low-cost psychosocial interventions. The intervention will train commune health workers to treat adults suffering from anxiety and depression through a supported self-management (SSM) approach.
  • Mental Health Teletriage Evaluation
    2016-2017
    This project will involve conducting an evaluation of an innovative mental health teletriage program. The service is a collaborative program between St. Paul's Hospital and the Vancouver Police Department. Police will use a two-way video connection to access mental health staff at the St. Paul’s Hospital Acute Behavioral Stabilization Unit (ABSU). The goal of the program is to enhance access to information to support effective and efficient triage of patients experiencing a mental health crises. CARMHA has been contracted to conduct the formative evaluation of the program.
  • Estimated Prevalence & Distribution of Selected DSM-5 Mental Disorders & Substance Use Disorder Groups in BC
    2016-2017
    This 12 month study is the first phase of a broader effort to support evidence-based planning for mental health and substance use services in the province. Initiated by the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Health (MoH) with the support of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the study will provide the MoH the most up to date epidemiological prevalence and distribution estimates of adults in BC for selected mental disorders and substance use disorders.