Our team, as a part of the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences‘ Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Group, conducts research that investigates correlations between social determinants of health and childhood trauma, mental illness, and addiction. The catalytic relationship between early life trauma, substance use disorders, and other mental illnesses is explored through a number of research projects.
More recently, our team has expanded it’s expertise to include e-Mental Health. In 2012 our group developed WalkAlong.ca, a web portal designed to empower youth and provide resources to those experiencing depression and anxiety. We continue to expand and update this site while working on new projects focusing on the development of online platforms to support youth, adolescents and young adults who have, or are currently experiencing, anxiety, depression, overwhelm or trauma.