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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!

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COVID-19 and the Future with Digital Mental Health: Need for Attention to Complexities

Following the recent announcement of COVID-19 funding for virtual care in mental health, Gratzer et al. have identified an opportunity to advance greater use of digital technol- ogy in delivering mental health services during and beyond the period of the pandemic. While advocating for greater utilization of digital technology, they have suggested need for caution and made 5 specific recommendations for future. In this commentary, while supporting the intent of the editorial, we offer further exploration in the context of the complexity of mental health and related service delivery relevant to the use of digital technology

Webinar 3 – COVID-19: Indigenous Innovations in Youth Mental Health

Our third and final webinar in the series will be on the topic of ​Innovations in Indigenous Youth Mental Health​. The idea is to explore the challenges, the opportunities for addressing those challenges, and to provide recommendations as we go forward. You will also find our supplementary follow-up document here.

Webinar 2 – COVID-19: Youth E-Mental Health & Virtual Services

Our second webinar in the series will be on the topic of youth e-mental health and virtual services. The idea is to explore the challenges, the opportunities for addressing those challenges, and to provide recommendations as we go forward. Supplement capturing webinar engagement including Q&A and chat can be found here.

Webinar 1 – COVID-19: Navigating Post-Secondary Education & Youth Mental Health

Through our upcoming webinar series, ACCESS Open Minds (OM) is helping to create space for important conversations to flourish with regards to the current COVID-19 pandemic and youth mental health. Our first webinar in the series will be on the topic of youth mental health and post-secondary education. The idea is to explore the challenges, the opportunities for addressing those challenges, and to provide recommendations as we go forward. Download our follow-up document with q&a from the webinar and other resources here

Webinar 3 – Indigenous Innovations in Youth Mental Health (Supplementary Document)

This is a summary of the Indigenous Innovation in Youth Mental Health webinar along with the Q&A that happened live.

Rapid Access Guide

The aim of this guide is to explain the rationale behind the Rapid Access objective, and the processes that a service can undertake to successfully incorporate the framework into youth mental health services. This guide is directed at service providers and policy makers who want to learn about the Rapid Access objective, and establish how it might be incorporated into their own service or community.