Mental Health Research - early identification, prevention & treatment

Welcome to the Mathison Centre

The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is a centre dedicated to advancing research and education on early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness. The centre is located at the University of Calgary and is based on a close partnership between the  Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Psychiatry. The roles of the centre include the following:

  • Funding and supporting international researchers of tomorrow
  • Providing a hub for mental health research at the University of Calgary
  • Coordinating ‘state of the art’ learning events
  • Promoting and sharing research findings

Our Centre works closely with academic and community partners in Calgary, across the country and internationally to foster research and innovation to advance the mental health of children, youth and emerging adults.

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Mathison Centre Mental Health Research Day 2020

Join us for a full day of research talks on “Early Life Stress & Adversity:Trajectories of Resilience vs Vulnerability”

The Mathison Centre is hosting a full day of talks focused on research pertaining to “Early Life Stress & Adversity: Trajectories of Resilience vs Vulnerability”. Come a listen to our four (4) renowned expert guest speakers, Drs. Barbara Fallon, Dylan Gee, Steve Mahler and Ahmad Hariri, spanning basic science, clinical science and population health.

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Dr. Paul Arnold, Director, Mathison Centre For Mental Health Research & Education

Message from the Director

In Canada today, 1.2 million children and adolescents are affected by mental illness and 75 per cent of mental illnesses in adults begin before the age of 24. This reality has a profound impact on communities, families and people with lived experience. The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is leading research into mental illness across the lifespan with a focus on the mental health of children, youth and emerging adults.

As Director, I am excited to be leading our researchers and community partners in research that will revolutionize the early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness.

We are the centre that serve as a collaborative hub for mental health research at the University of Calgary. With membership from six faculties within the university, we lead and provide a unifying direction for mental health research under the university’s Brain and Mental Health research strategy.

 

 

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Mathison in the News


Mathison & Owerko Centres lead research at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Mathison Centre tackles complexity of youth-to-adult mental health transition

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Rajamannar Ramasubbu:  UToday, University of Calgary “UCalgary research leads to life-changing improvement for some people living with depression”

Paul Arnold & Valerie Taylor:  Calgary Herald feature "Stewards of city of Calgary's Mental Health Strategy"

Chad Bousman:  Global News video Story "Pharmacogenetics research support for children and adolescents"

Gabrielle Wilcox: Conversation Canada article on providing teachers with training to support students with mental health challenges can prevent classroom violence.  

Sheri Madigan:  CTV News article on preschoolers and screen time and Psychiatry Advisor article on excess screen time among toddlers.

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