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Canadian Psychiatric Association
Position Papers and Statements

Best Advice: Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addiction Care in the Patient’s Medical Home
The Best Advice Guide: Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addictions Care in the Patient’s Medical Home provides guidance to family physicians and their teams offering mental health and addiction services using a recovery-oriented approach.

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Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addiction Care in the Patient’s Medical Home

Best Advice Guide: Quick Reference

Mental Health Resources: a practical resource for family physicians to assist with the care of patients with mental health issues in their practice from the Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care (CWGSMHC), a conjoint committee with representation from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The Working Group invites comments and recommendations to include in the next iteration of this resource. December 2017.

AboutKidsHealth’s Mental health learning hub: resources for health care providers, caregivers, and parents on how to support children’s mental health and general wellbeing through physical activity, sleep and nutrition, developed by experts at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Canadian Approach to Integrated Care (Chapter 3)
Kates N, Anderson, E. Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. Oxford University Press; July 2017.

Mental health problems in children with neuromotor disabilities
Klein B. Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement. Paediatric Child Health. 2016;21(2):93-96.

CFPC/CPA Collaborative Mental Healthcare Award

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP)

Letter to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, regarding Housing First and Affordable Housing for those living with mental illness
Ottawa, ON: Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH); April 16, 2013.

Accommodation Works!: Canadian Human Rights Commission Workplace Accommodation Tool

In the news

Women’s birth control linked to greater chance of depression: study
Kozicka P. Global News; October 4, 2016.

Opinion: Health Accord must address growing mental health crisis in Canada
Wilson M. The Globe and Mail. October 13, 2016.

Upcoming events

MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program
Five experiential weekends & five supervision group sessions; September 2019 to June 2020
The MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program is a year-long training course for physicians wishing to develop a focused practice in psychotherapy or to increase their skills in providing psychotherapy in the context of a comprehensive family practice setting or wanting to develop a psychotherapy practice.
Download and print the brochure.

21st Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference
The 2020 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference will be held on June 5th and 6th at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, NS.
 

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Who we are

Proud member Canadian alliance on mental illness and mental health - click here to learn more

The Mental Health Program Committee represents the interests of all College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members providing mental health care, including those for whom this is part of their broad scope family practice and those with a special interest or focused practice.

The Committee was established under the Section of Special Interests or Focused Practices (SIFP) in 2010 (now known as the Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS) and includes the work of the Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care (CWGSMHC), established in 1997. The CWGSMHC is a conjoint Committee that includes representation from the CFPC and the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA).

The shared objective of the CWGSMHC is to work collaboratively to enhance the quality of health care for all Canadians with mental illness or emotional problems. They will continue to implement strategies identified in “The Evolution of Collaborative Mental Health Care in Canada: A Shared Vision for the Future” their 2011 CPA/CFPC position paper.

The Evolution of Collaborative Mental Health Care in Canada: A Shared Vision for the Future

Mental Health Program Committee membership

Chair

Dr. Patricia Mirwaldt, British Columbia

Members

Dr. Maria Patriquin, Atlantic Canada

Dr. Sanam Siddiqui, Saskatchewan/Manitoba

Dr. Javed Alloo, Ontario

Dr. Pam Doran, Resident Representative, Newfoundland

Observer

Dr. Yves Talbot, representing Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MdPAC), Ontario

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Dr. Victor Ng, Associate Director, Programs and Practice Support

Supported by the Programs and Practice Support Department

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)/Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Members–Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care

 

CFPC

Dr. Patricia Mirwaldt, Co-chair, British Columbia

Dr. Maria Patriquin, Atlantic Canada

Dr. Javed Alloo, Ontario

Dr. Martin Potter, Quebec

Dr. Sanam Siddiqui, Saskatchewan/Manitoba

CPA

Dr. Erin Burrell, British Columbia

Dr. Michel Gervais, Quebec

Katie Hardy, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Nick Kates, Co-chair, Ontario

Dr. Nadiya Sunderji, Ontario

Dr. Claudia Rigutto, Resident Representative

Terms of Reference

Mental Health Program Committee Terms of Reference

Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care Terms of Reference

Contact the Mental Health Program Committee with any questions or comments at [email protected]

Resources

The Mental Health Program Committee provides these relevant  materials, web resources, papers and clinical practice guidelines for those who have a special interest in mental health care.*

*Disclaimer: Most of the materials on this site have come from external sources. The CFPC is not responsible for the accuracy, or reliability of application of these materials. Users wishing to verify this information should consult directly with the identified sources. The information on this site does not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the CFPC.

Recent research (updated bi-monthly)

Mental health (updated bi-monthly)

GP psychotherapy (updated bi-monthly)

Practice support and resources

Best Advice Guide: Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home

DFCM Open: a repository of peer reviewed, evidence-based, family-medicine focused tools and resources that are clinical, educational or research-oriented in nature, for family physicians and primary care health professionals.
The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Early response to psychological trauma: What GPs can do
Wade D, Howard A, Fletcher S, Cooper J, Forbes D. Australian family physician. September 2013; 42(9):610-4.

Partner organizations

Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)

Portico – Canada’s Mental Health and Addiction Network

Canadian Psychiatric Association

Position Papers and Statements

Child and youth

Child & Youth Mental Health Toolkits

Psychotherapy

Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)

 Psychotherapy Practice Research Network (PPRNet)

Substance abuse

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet): knowledge exchange network for mental health and substance use in Ontario

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Workplace mental health

Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

Guarding Minds at Work: commissioned by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, funded by Great-­West Life Assurance Company through The Key to Giving™ national corporate citizenship program of Great­West Life, London Life and Canada Life, and developed by researchers from the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA).

Collaborative mental health care

Integrating mental health into primary care: A global perspective
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization and World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA); 2008.

mhGAP Intervention Guide: for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings
mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP). Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2010.

The Evolution of Collaborative Mental Health Care in Canada: A Shared Vision for the Future
Canadian Psychiatric Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care; August 2010.

Comparative effectiveness of collaborative chronic care models for mental health conditions across primary, specialty, and behavioral health care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis
Woltmann E, Grogan-Kaylor A, Perron B, Georges H, Kilbourne A.M., Bauer M.S. American Journal of Psychiatry. August 2012; 169(8):790-804.

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) Mental Health Strategy

Which Doors Lead to Where? How to Enhance Access to Mental Health Service: Barriers, Facilitators and Opportunities for Canadians’ Mental Health
Ottawa, ON: Mental Health Table Forum; October 5‐6, 2010.

Stigma and access

A Workshop Dedicated to Ending Stigma and Achieving Parity in Mental Health: A Physician Perspective
Toronto, ON: The Canadian Medical Association, The Canadian Psychiatric Association, The Canadian Paediatric Society, The College of Family Physicians of Canada; September 23, 2010.

Stigma and Mental Illness: a video designed to help combat the stigma attached to mental illness and will be used to educate health care providers and hospital staff across the country who work with children and youth
Halifax, NS/Ottawa, ON: IWK Health Centre and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC); October 3, 2012.

Coalition for Access to Psychotherapy

Mental Health Program Committee newsletters

Spring 2015

French language resources

Profil du Réseau d’échange de données probantes sur la toxicomanie et la santé mentale (EENet)

Faire face à la dépression au Québec
Fournier L, Roberge P, Brouillet H. Protocole de soins à l’intention des intervenants de première ligne. Montréal : Centre de recherche du CHUM ; 2012.

Le Centre canadien sur les dépendances et l’usage de substances

Le Collectif pour l’accès à la psychothérapie (CAP)

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