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Welcome to the Collaborative Mental Health community. On this site, you'll find loads of useful information geared towards multidisciplinary health professionals to help you better integrate mental health care into day-to-day practice.

DISCLAIMER: Information on this site is not to be used for diagnosis, treatment or referral services and CAMH does not provide diagnostic, treatment or referral services through the Internet. Individuals should contact their personal physician, and/or their local addiction or mental health agency for further information.

A word from Chris Whittaker


Watch a brief interview with Chris Whittaker, a consumer survivor, on the role that health care collaboration played in his recovery:



Primary health care practitioners are uniquely positioned to undertake health promotion and illness prevention initiatives and to deliver diagnosis, treatment and recovery support. Globally, primary care practitioners may be the sole providers of mental health care. Thus, the World Health Organization and national and international experts are strong proponents for integrating mental health work into primary health care.

Equipping these practitioners with the knowledge and skills to provide holistic and evidence-based care is a worthy goal.

- Catherine Zahn, CEO and President, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
(Quoted from Forward 1 in Collaborative Mental Health: An advanced manual for primary care professionals)


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Check out the client files to learn more about mental health conditions

For more client files, please go to the Conditions page

Order a Manual


For more detail on the topics covered on this site and much more, please send a request to order Collaborative Mental Health: An Advanced Manual for Primary Care Professionals to:

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