COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative

COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative: Knowledge Mobilization Products

The CMH Initiative was designed to fund mental health and substance use research during COVID-19, and to ensure the rapid mobilization of this new, critical knowledge. CIHR and partners have developed knowledge mobilization products to ensure the timely and effective dissemination of evidence-based, authoritative information to those who need it most.

CMH Research Profiles | Dr. Nazilla Khanlou: Supporting the mental health of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence
June 2, 2021

As the Women’s Health Research Chair in Mental Health for the Faculty of Health at York University, Dr. Nazilla Khanlou says gender-based violence didn’t start with the pandemic, but the pandemic has made it worse.

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Key messages: Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 on individuals with a pre-existing mental illness
May 26, 2021

See important findings from research projects funded through the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative’s Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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Key messages: Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 on Public Safety Personnel (PSP)
May 26, 2021

See important findings from research projects funded through the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative’s Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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CMH Research Profiles | Dr. Jill Murphy: Harnessing digital mental health to improve equity in mental health care
May 26, 2021

Dr. Jill Murphy says in terms of mental health, there are very few guidelines to follow in the dissemination of mental health services using technology — especially during the pandemic. These gaps are tackled in her recent knowledge synthesis, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s (CIHR) COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative.

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CMH Research Profiles | Dr. Zahra Goodarzi: Exploring depression telemedicine interventions for older adults
May 12, 2021

Dr. Goodarzi has dedicated her life and career to helping the aging population both in-person with her clinic work and by advancing research through studies and knowledge syntheses, like her recent research — funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative — which studies depression telemedicine interventions for older adults living in the community.

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Key Messages: Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 on the general population
April 23, 2021

See important findings from research projects funded through the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative’s Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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Key Messages: Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare workers
April 23, 2021

See important findings from research projects funded through the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative’s Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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Key Messages: Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 on older adults
April 21, 2021

See important findings from research projects funded through the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative’s Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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CMH Research Profiles | Dr. Marjorie Montreuil: supporting children and adolescents’ mental health
April 21, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Dr. Marjorie Montreuil — a researcher and mother of two based out of McGill University — says it was clear that ensuring children have uninterrupted access to quality mental health care during the outbreak is imperative.

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Presentation: Update on Knowledge Mobilization Activities for the Knowledge Synthesis Funding Opportunity
April 21, 2021

See what we’ve learned, important cross-cutting themes and how we are mobilizing knowledge from the Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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Virtual Learning Series: Impacts of COVID-19 on women's mental health and substance use
April 16, 2021

Join CIHR-INMHA for a virtual learning event on the impacts of COVID-19 on women's mental health and substance use. Space is limited! Register by April 29.

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Key Messages: Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 on children, youth and families
March 19, 2021

See important findings from research projects funded through the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative’s Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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Key Messages: Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 on individuals with a chronic disease or chronic pain, and patients on waitlists
March 19, 2021

See important findings from research projects funded through the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative’s Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

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Mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19: Lay summary of knowledge synthesis projects
March 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased mental health challenges and substance-related harms for many Canadians. This report summarizes the results of an in-depth analysis of the final reports submitted by knowledge synthesis grantees in November 2020.

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