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A national research network connecting youth, families and carers, researchers, service providers and policy makers to improve youth mental health care in Canada.

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Participate in our summer contest! (Rules and information)

Contests & Prizes – oh my! Do you like contests? What about prizes? Over the course of the summer we will be releasing trivia questions on our social media platforms related to our newest and largest publication to date. If you haven’t heard about it yet, head on over to this page to find out…

The ACCESS Open Minds Supplement (our newest publication)!!

Step right up to read ACCESS Open Minds’ latest publication: a special issue all about ‘ACCESS Open Minds: Transforming Youth Mental Health Services Across Canada’. It’s our biggest one yet, with transformation stories from 7 ACCESS Open Minds sites and 7 invited commentaries (from our three councils and youth mental health experts). “This supplement will…

ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent celebrates their 1 year anniversary at their new location

As we start to anticipate the upcoming summer months, our friends at ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent have even more to be excited about – they will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary at their 140 King Street location! To celebrate this milestone, ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent will be hosting a community meetup complete with food, fun…

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In the Media

Three cheers for the launch of the new youth space in Ulukhaktok!

Mental Health and Wellness Programming Adapted to the Youth of Ulukhaktok Together in partnership with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and the Ulukhaktok Community Corporation, ACCESS Open Minds Ulukhaktok, NWT is celebrating the public launch of the ACCESS OM youth space. This public launch event will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 starting at…

Hot of the press: ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent 1 year anniversary in local news

ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent celebrated their 1 year anniversary on June, 3- and the event was such a success that local news came to visit and learn more about the project. Click to read the news article, which includes an exclusive interview with Alex Luby, an ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent Peer-Navigator.

How this Ontario program is changing the way we support youth mental health – TVO article

ACCESS Open Minds was mentioned in an article featured on TVO’s website recently. The article discussed the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program focused on early intervention in London, ON. ACCESS Open Mind’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Ashok Malla discussed the necessity of early interventions when it comes to youth and mental health. Dr. Malla went…


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