Resources, Guides, and Downloads

Resources, Guides, and Downloads

Guides and Downloads

The ACCESS Open Minds Network is developing evidence and stakeholder informed materials related to youth mental health in Canada. Remember to
check back, as new materials will be regularly posted!

Newsletter Spring 2019

Latest news from ACCESS OM! This document gives an overview of what the network has been up to over the last couple of months, from conferences and events, site and council updates to exciting announcements.

Annual Report 2017-18

Do you want to know more about the wonderful world of ACCESS Open Minds? If so, take a look at our first public annual report! It’s full of updates, facts, stories and pictures from the 2017-18 fiscal year and we hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it. We have come so far as a project and let our past achievements give you a sense of the amazing things to come!

Impact Report 2016-17

A quick easy read to get you up to speed with ACCESS Open Minds’ goals, highlights and plans for the future. Also includes exclusive pictures of our site teams- so you can put a face to the name!

ACCESS Open Minds first publication

We are delighted to share our very first publication with you: “Canadian response to need for transformation of youth mental health services: ACCESS Open Minds (Esprits ouverts)” published in Early Intervention in Psychiatry. This paper presents the exciting methods we are using to transform youth mental health services at our 14 pan-Canadian sites. Thanks to all of those involved in the writing, revising and other fun things involved in publishing. A huge thank you also goes out to our whole network: youth, services providers, site teams, families and carers, community partners, funders,  policymakers, researchers and academics, whose hard work is what makes this project such a success! We know there are so many other things to share about this project so watch out for many more articles to come. 

Early Identification Guide

Experiencing a delay in receiving mental health care can have significant and negative short- and long term impacts on youth who are in need of help. This practical guide was designed to help service providers, designers and administrators plan, monitor and evaluate specific activities to ensure that their services are reaching those in need, as early as possible.

Community Mapping Guide

This guide was designed to help improve relationships between services, identify strengths in the community, and individuals and institutions that come into contact with youth to better target relationship building. This guide includes a worksheet to support mapping activities with the various groups involved (youth, families and carers, service providers and managers).

eMental Health Guide

This guide provides information on how technology can be mobilized to support the five ACCESS Open Minds service objectives: Early Identification, Rapid Access, Appropriate Care, Continuity of Care, and Youth and Family/Carers Engagement. Through outlining the potential benefits, uses, and risks of different e-Mental health methods on the spectrum of innovation, this practical guide can help services plan, build and evaluate their own mental health strategy.

Peer Support Guide

This guide highlights various recommendations and resources to be used in the meaningful implementation of youth mental health peer support services. It is designed as a framework for community members and organizations that are interested in developing youth peer support initiatives in their communities.

Project Overview: About ACCESS Open Minds

This is a great document if you are looking for a quick overview of the ACCESS Open Minds projects. It gives you a sense of the project’s aim as well as its core components: service planning, service delivery, service and program evaluation, and research and advancing knowledge.

Project Overview: Service Delivery Framework

This two-pager will give you great insights into what framework our sites are using to transform their services.

Project Overview: Service and Program Evaluation

How do we make sure that we are providing youth-friendly, appropriate and timely services? By evaluating what we do. This document gives you a break-down of the metrics we are using at our sites.

Project Overview: Research and Evaluation Hypotheses

We are transforming services across Canada, but what will be the outcome sof these transformations? This short document will explain what we think our data will show at the end of this 5-year project.

Project Overview: Service Planning- Design and Transformation

If you’re looking for more information on how exactly our service sites are being transformed, you’ve come to the right place. This document gives you the key elements that are being transformed and how we are tracking the process of transformation.

Impact Report: Transforming Youth Mental Health Care - Chatham-Kent

Everything you need to know about how the ACCESS Open Minds Model was implemented at the Chatham-Kent site. This report includes the project timeline, unique elements of the project in Eskasoni, and an overview of their clinical activities.

Impact Report: Transforming Youth Mental Health Care - Eskasoni First Nation

Everything you need to know about how the ACCESS Open Minds Model was implemented at the Eskasoni First Nation site. This report includes the project timeline, unique elements of the project in Eskasoni, and an overview of their clinical activities.


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ACCESS Open Minds - Newsletter Spring 2019
ACCESS Open Minds - Community Mapping Guide
ACCESS Open Minds - Early Identification Guide
ACCESS Open Minds - eMental Health Guide
ACCESS Open Minds - Peer Support Guide
ACCESS Open Minds - Annual Report 2017-18
Canadian response to need for transformation of youth mental health services: ACCESS Open Minds (Esprits ouverts)
ACCESS Open Minds - Impact report 2016-17
ACCESS Open Minds - Project Overview: About ACCESS Open Minds
ACCESS Open Minds - Project Overview: Service Delivery Framework
ACCESS Open Minds - Project Overview: Service and Program Evaluation
ACCESS Open Minds - Project Overview: Service Planning: Design and Transformation
ACCESS Open Minds - Project Overview: Research and Evaluation Hypotheses
ACCESS Open Minds - Impact Report: Eskasoni First Nation
ACCESS Open Minds - Impact Report: Chatham-Kent

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Organizations

Canadian Mental Health Association: a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. Search for your local CMHA division here.

Canadian Mental Health Association: a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. Search for your local CMHA division here.

The Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) network: a national knowledge mobilization initiative that supports researchers, community based organizations, educators, policy makers, and others working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable and at-risk children and youth.

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health: works with Ontario child and youth mental health agencies to strengthen services and build an effective and accessible system of care.

headspace: based in Australia, provides early intervention mental health services to youth aged 12-25 years, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ well-being.

Orygen: based in Australia, this National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is a research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

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