TORONTO, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is rolling into Windsor, Ontario with Canada's first known mobile laboratory dedicated to research on mental health, substance use and violence problems.
"The mobile research lab provides a unique opportunity to work with local communities in diverse settings across Ontario," says CAMH Scientist Dr. Samantha Wells. Dr. Wells heads the project Researching Health in Ontario Communities (RHOC), a series of studies that are run out of the lab.
As part of RHOC, CAMH scientists will be conducting studies looking at stress, substance use, mental health, aggression, and health service experiences. The findings will help inform prevention and treatment services in Windsor and other communities that the lab will visit. After three months in Windsor, the lab will head to Leamington. Prior to Windsor, it was in Port Colborne and Welland.
DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
TIME: 2 - 3 p.m.*
LOCATION: St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, Windsor Room, 4th Floor
201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor
* Tours of the lab with photo opportunities will take place from 3:00-4:00 pm at the CAMH mobile research lab, located at 199 University Ave. West (corner of University and Victoria).
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. 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.net.
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Media contact: Michael Torres; (416) 595-6015; [email protected]