Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Programs and Services

Last modified by Lisa Stromquist on 2019/08/09 21:11

Infant Mental Health                           Infant Mental Health Promotion

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) is a coalition of individuals and professional representatives from agencies concerned with infants and their families. IMHP is dedicated to promoting optimal mental health outcomes for infants through developing and supporting best practices through education and training, dissemination of information, networking and advocacy.

IMHP was initiated in 1988 by the Department of Psychiatry of The Hospital for Sick Children. Since then the organization has grown considerably and maintains strong representation from community-based agencies across Canada. Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) provides a collaborative, informed and passionate voice for infants, families and caregivers.

To improve outcomes across the lifespan, we translate and promote the science of early mental health into practice with families during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.
 Kelty Mental Health - BC Children's Hospital 
 Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) facilitates research into early brain development as well as addiction and mental health treatment, and applies this research to policies and practices that support positive lifelong health outcomes. We connect and collaborate with leaders in policy, research, education, and service delivery to turn scientific discoveries and insights into measurable results.
Professional Capacity Building ECHO 
 General Practice Services Committee

Doctors and their practice teams can access flexible, tailored, accessible learning opportunities. Learning materials and sessions offered through PSP are designed to increase knowledge and confidence in key areas of clinical care and practice management.
Regional Support Teams and physician and MOA Peer Mentors can help doctors and teams identify learning priorities and access content.
 Healthy Minds Healthy Children

Healthy Minds Healthy Children offers a variety of resources and services to support and build capacity in primary care in the area of child and adolescent mental health.
Integrated Youth Services Foundry

Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in eight communities across BC.
 Ontario Youth Wellness Hubs

In February 2017, the Ontario government announced funding for integrated service hubs across the province to address gaps in the youth service system. Ten hubs are now being established to serve as fully integrated “one-stop-shops” for youth aged 12-25, to address their needs related to mental health, substance use, primary care, education/employment/training, housing and other community and social services. These hubs will also include peer services, outreach, and system navigation services. Services will emphasize quality and will be timely, integrated and co-located.
School Based Mental HealthSchool Mental Health Ontario

We work with Ontario school districts to support student mental health. This support is provided through evidence-based leadership and coordination, resources, and implementation coaching support.
  Knowledge Network for Student Well Being

Building on its history of research and knowledge mobilization, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) has established a partnership with the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University and four exceptional organizations to build communities of practice aligned with the four key components of Ontario’s well-being strategy.
Intended audiences include classroom teachers, school-based teacher leaders, curriculum leaders, school and district administrators, university researchers/educators, professional mathematics organizations, and parent community groups.
Youth and Family ResourcesBridge the gApp
Newfoundland and Labradour

Bridge the gApp is a new way to connect with guidance and support for mental health and addictions in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The best thing about it is its accessibility. From a computer, tablet or a phone in your pocket, you can instantly access content that can provide advice, inspiration, assurance, or direction for finding additional supports when you need it the most.
 Family Smart

FamilySmart® is a non-profit organization that comes alongside young people and families to provide support, navigation assistance and information and invites them and professionals to come alongside each other to learn with and from each other to enhance the quality of experiences and services for child and youth mental health. We’re Together-Centred™ because we know it enhances the mental health of children, youth and young adults.
Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2019/08/09 17:25