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B5 Hwb P IsaacNational Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research

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  • 1. National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research www.namhr.ca Christine Sioui
  • 2. History of NAMHR Established January 2002 Grant from IAPH & INMHA First national meeting June 2002 Relaunched as NEAHR in 2007 Currently 20 co-investigators 8 collaborators 10 partner organizations
  • 3. Michael Chandler, UBC Rod McCormick, UBC Grace Iarocci, SFU Adrian Tanner, MUN Christopher Fletcher, UofA Colleen Anne Dell, UofS James Waldram, UofS JoAnne Fiske, ULeth Jacob Burack, McGill Michael Doxtater, McGill Chris Lalonde, UVic Kathryn Gill, McGill Kathleen Glass, McGill Laurence Kirmayer, McGill John Haggarty, NOSM Ann Macaulay, McGill Ronald Niezen, McGill Naomi Adelson, York Michel Tousignant, UQAM Cornelia Wieman, UofT Nico Trocme, McGill
  • 4. Research Themes Social and developmental determinants of mental health and well-being Healing and mental health services Substance abuse Suicide prevention and mental health promotion Child maltreatment, abuse and neglect
  • 5. Goals Capacity building train new researchers, especially from Aboriginal backgrounds, to develop greater capacity for methodologically sound and culturally responsive mental health and addictions research in Aboriginal communities; Partnerships & Collaboration develop research partnerships and collaborations among investigator and Aboriginal communities across Canada to provide opportunities for learning, mentoring, and knowledge production relevant to the needs and priorities of communities, policy makers, and front-line mental health workers; Knowledge Translation engage in innovative knowledge translation activities to guide research and apply findings to develop more culturally appropriate and effective mental health policy, promotion, and intervention for Aboriginal populations and communities.
  • 6. National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research www.mcgill.ca/namhr NAMHR@LISTS.MCGILL.CA Christine Sioui