Pathstone and Brock collaborating to improve mental health research

Brock University and Pathstone Mental Health will host a joint event Friday, March 22 to announce details of an expanded collaboration and sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

Pathstone is a community-based organization providing mental health services for children and youth in Niagara.

Friday’s event, to be held at Pathstone’s Branscombe Mental Health Centre starting at noon, will include a tour of the on-site research facilities where Brock faculty and students are conducting groundbreaking work around mental health.

Some examples of the work being done or set to get underway through Brock’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and other departments include dealing with conditions such as anxiety disorders, anti-social behaviour and autism, as well as the impact of concussions and the effectiveness of interventions such as therapeutic recreation. The research is being done by a wide range of Brock professors and their undergraduate and graduate students. Brock and Pathstone are also developing a training program to help teachers learn more about dealing with mental health issues in the classroom.

Researchers and students from Brock and leaders from both organizations will be available for photos and interviews Friday.

What: Collaboration announcement and MOU signing
Who: Leaders and researchers from Pathstone Mental Health and Brock University
When: Friday, March 22, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Branscombe Mental Health Centre, 1338 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines

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