MSFHR receives $1M for mental health research projects

12 April 2013

MSFHR is thrilled to be receiving $1 million from the province to establish partnerships and support for research projects that evaluate health outcomes and inform the province’s 10-year mental health and substance use plan. This funding was announced today at part of an $18.4 million investment by the province for mental health and substance use supports.

"I am really excited by the opportunity this funding provides to link researchers at BC’s academic institutions to the work being done in our communities and health authorities through programs like the Community Action Initiative," said Diane Finegood, president & CEO. "It’s an example of how organizations can work together to address complex mental health and substance use challenges."

The majority of the funding ($15 million) will support the Community Action Initiative, operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC division. The association will also receive $1.4 million to expand its Strongest Families BC, a phone-based early intervention coaching service for families and children three to 12 years of age. The remaining $1 million will support the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria.

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