BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network

Principal Investigator: 

Co-Leaders:

  • William Honer, MD, FRCPC
    University of British Columbia
  • Tim Stockwell, PhD
    University of Victoria

Award term completed in 2010.

The BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network bridges basic, clinical, population health, and social/behavioural science domains and all target populations of mental health and addictions. It aims to meet the research community’s needs for greater collaboration and partnerships, increased research capacity, enhanced linkages between academic researchers and health authorities, and more nurturing and support for clinician researchers and young investigators.

The BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network contributes to the excellence of mental health and addictions research in British Columbia by strengthening relationships among researchers across disciplines and across academic and health services organizations. It aims to inform policy and practice in the field of mental health and addictions and to meet the research community’s needs for greater collaboration and partnerships, increased research capacity, enhanced linkages between academic researchers and health authorities, and more nurturing and support for clinician researchers and young investigators. The network bridges basic, clinical, population health, and social/behavioural science domains and all target populations of mental health and addictions.

The mission of the BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network is to significantly contribute to BC’s mental health and addictions researchers’ engagement in multidisciplinary, multi-partner research and to be a leading force in mental health and addictions research in Canada.

Specific goals or expected outcomes of the network include:

  • promoting open exchange of information and sharing of resources among mental health and addictions researchers;
  • facilitating collaborative mental health and addictions research activity across research organizations and health authorities in order to increase BC’s competitiveness for funding;
  • collaborating in the active translation of research into policy and practice arenas; and
  • nurturing the development of clinician researchers and young investigators by exposure to a network of researchers and promoting opportunities for collaboration.
Research Pillar: 
Host Institution: 
Provincial Health Services Authority
Year: 
2005