About

The CMH Initative was created to support the mental health and substance use needs of Canadians in the COVID-19 context.

Research

Read the latest research on Canadian mental health and substance use challenges in the COVID-19 context.

Wellness Resources

While we are not a mental health service provider, we can lead you to credible, evidence-based resources you can trust.

News

COVID-19 Mental Health Research website launches July 7 to support mental health and substance use needs of Canadians

July 7, 2020

As part of the Government of Canada’s rapid research response to COVID-19, the COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative has developed a user-friendly website, covid19mentalhealthresearch.ca, to support the immediate mental health services needs for Canadians who need it most.

COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative Summer Outlook

June 25, 2020

As we move into the summer months, the COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative continues to grow and produce knowledge regarding mental health and substance use in the COVID-19 context for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and all Canadians.

Lakehead researcher developing resources to support firefighter mental health during COVID-19

June 15, 2020

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded Lakehead University’s Dr. Kathryn Sinden with a $49,968 Knowledge Synthesis COVID-19 rapid response grant to spend six months developing resources to support the mental health of firefighters working during COVID-19.