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ED Mental Health Outcomes Research


Opening the door, and unlocking patient and family perspectives on pediatric mental health emergencies. 

The IWK Emergency Department is seeing more children and youth for mental health concerns than ever before. 

We want to know why.

We have a few ideas. But they may be different than youth’s or families’ reasons for seeking emergency care. We don’t really know because, until now, we haven’t asked. 

We Want to do Research that Matters to You

Our research explores the reasons for increasing visits to the Emergency Department for mental health concerns. 

We hope our findings will improve mental health services for youth. 

How You can Get Involved

If you are a youth or family who has used the IWK Emergency Department for mental health care, we want to partner with you.  A little of your time could make a huge impact. 

Contact Us

Call (902) 494-2408 or email to talk about how you can help shape our research.