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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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ACCESS OM Eskasoni First Nation: Delivering Impact on the Front Lines

This document gives you an overview of the impact of system transformation at the ACCESS OM Eskasoni First Nation site. It includes facts and stats on how the ACCESS OM Eskasoni team are providing faster and better care to youth in need. It also gives an overview of how the ACCESS Open Minds network is changing youth mental health services across Canada.

ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent: Delivering Impact on the Front Lines

This document gives you an overview of the impact of system transformation at the ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent site. It includes facts and stats on how the ACCESS OM CK team are providing faster and better care to youth in need. It also gives an overview of how the ACCESS Open Minds network is changing youth mental health services across Canada.

Video Abstract – Shared Decision-Making in a Youth Mental Health Service Design and Research Project

This video abstract describes what you can expect from ACCESS OM’s 2020 shared decision-making publication. 

Shared Decision Making in a Youth Mental Health Service Design and Research Project: Insights From the Pan‑Canadian ACCESS Open Minds Network

Authors: Chloé Guinaudie, Chantelle Mireault, Jimmy Tan, Yvonne Pelling, Sara Jalali, Ashok Malla & Srividya N. Iyer

This paper describes how ACCESS Open Minds (ACCESS OM) uses shared decision making (SDM) strategies. ACCESS OM is a pan-Canadian youth mental health project, which is improving youth mental health services across Canada. Often, health care systems are not set up to prioritize patients’ expertise when it comes to decisions about care and services. SDM means that patients, service providers, and other relevant individuals collaborate to make decisions about health care. SDM strategies are important in how ACCESS OM is working to improve youth mental health services. This paper provides examples of how the ACCESS OM project has implemented SDM processes, and discusses challenges encountered in this regard, with the aim of helping other projects and organizations implement SDM strategies.

Research Digest: Improving access to mental health services for homeless youth in Montreal

A short summary of a recent publication from RIPAJ titled “A Promising Route Towards Improvement of Homeless Young People’s Access to Mental Health Services: The Creation and Evolution of an Outreach Service Network in Montreal”.

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