Media Advisory - CAMH's Lab on Wheels Returns to Sudbury to Share Study Findings

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SUDBURY, ON, Oct. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - A snapshot of mental health, substance use, violence and service use experiences and issues in the Sudbury area will be presented at an open house in a mobile research laboratory, run by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where the information was originally collected.

CAMH scientists interviewed residents both in Chelmsford and downtown Sudbury over several months in 2013-2014. They are bringing the lab back this week for the open house at the lab and other community events.

Two major research projects were carried out at the lab. CAMH scientists conducted a survey of local residents on stress, substance use, mental health and experiences of violence, and their service use for these issues. In the second project, data were collected on people's experiences getting help for mental health, substance use and violence problems, as well as service provider perspectives on how the system can be improved.

"We worked closely with local partner agencies to develop the study so that the findings could be used by the community," said CAMH Scientist Dr. Samantha Wells, who led one of the studies. "We also hope the data can be used by communities to improve local services."

Join us at the open house to learn about the study findings. Tours of the lab, with photo opportunities, will be available during this time.

DATE:
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TIME:
10 a.m. - noon

LOCATION:
Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot 86
Elm St., Sudbury, ON

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information, please visit www.camh.ca or follow @CAMHnews on Twitter.

SOURCE Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

For further information: Media contact: Kate Richards, Media Relations, CAMH, (416) 595 - 6015, media@camh.ca

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