Sub-Project: Helping Children Flourish in the Climate Crisis: The transformative role of health professionals in mental diagnosis, treatment and community care for children and youth

This project aims to answer the central question: How can Canada improve the mental health of children through intersectoral learning, collaboration and treatment provision? This integrated, intersectoral research project will fill gaps in data and evidence around children’s mental health care needs in relation to climate change. This project will offer one of the first robust research programs to not only describe the mental health impacts of climate change on children but to also look at intersectoral responses in order to support systems-level changes to improving the mental health of children as it relates to climate change. This work contributes to a new arena of co-benefits research on the power of taking action to build capacity within the health sector to support mental health resilience in this age of uncertainty.