CHEO has announced the first step of its plan to build an on-site centre for mental health care and research.

The centre will carry out research to see how to improve mental health services. It has already attracted two new research chairs. CHEO says it hopes to engage patients to better understand how mental health care for kids can be improved.

Dr. Mario Cappelli, the director of psychiatric and mental health at CHEO, states that they are looking for a level of patient engagement “where we have families and maybe youth as part of our scientific team of investigators so we're also doing meaningful research that is important to them.”

The centre will look into public seminars for public feedback. They plan to open this fall.

More to come.