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Elevating Research in Mental Health

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 across the lifespan with particular focus on children, youth and emerging adults

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Enhancing school-based mental health interventions in Calgary

A team of researchers at the Mathison Centre are working with the Calgary Board of Education to develop targeted/tier 2 level interventions for students identified as at risk of developing mental illness. The most prevalent mental health disorders among youth include depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, externalizing behaviour problems and anxiety (Erskine et al; 2017). Targeted interventions will be an enhancement on CBE’s existing tier 1 mental health interventions, such as the “Go to Educator” program, which trains school staff to recognize and respond to students experiencing mental heath challenges.

In the News

Project aimed at improving well-being of Black children and youth in Canada receives federal funding

Researchers Bukola Salami, Jack Lucas and Sheri Madigan to collaborate with public, not-for-profit and international research sectors

Five UCalgary faculty members named 2024 Killam Annual Professors

Scholars internationally recognized for research excellence, community engagement and mentorship across disciplines

One year in, The Summit transforms mental health care for youth in Calgary

Every patient has an opportunity to improve the outcome for the next young person to walk in the front door

Addictions research receives $4M boost to improve practice and policy across the country

CIHR funding recognizes 'value add' of Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse

Partnership strengthens mental health supports in Alberta schools

Werklund and Cumming schools partner with Calgary Board of Education and Converge Mental Health Coalition to build capacity of student services staff

How a chance meeting and a transformational gift changed one essential tremor patient’s life forever

Generosity of Harley Hotchkiss and others sparks two decades of health excellence at Hotchkiss Brain Institute

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