Bell Let’s Talk and Brain Canada announce five outstanding research teams selected to receive funding through the Bell Let’s Talk-Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program

Montréal, Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Bell Let’s Talk and Brain Canada are pleased to announce that five outstanding research teams have been selected to receive a total of $4,190,000 in funding support through the Bell Let’s Talk-Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program. Launched in January 2021, this initiative supports the development of innovative solutions to provide effective, sustainable, and accessible mental health care for everyone in Canada. Brain Canada’s contribution is made possible through the Canada Brain Research Fund, with financial support from Health Canada.

Click on the project below to watch a video about each one:

A Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial of Accelerated Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression - team led by Daniel Blumberger, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
AID-ME: Artificial Intelligence in Depression – Medication Enhancement: A Randomized, Patient and Rater Blinded, Active-Controlled Trial of a Deep-Learning Enabled Clinical Decision Aid for Personalized Depression Treatment Selection - team led by Manuela Ferrari, Centre de recherche de l'hôpital Douglas - Douglas Hospital Research Centre
BEAM: Building Emotional Awareness and Mental Health in Parenting. An app-based intervention to improve postpartum mental health and support children’s brain development - team led by Catherine Lebel and Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen, University of Calgary
Promoting cognitive health in schizophrenia with online psychological interventions: A national implementation strategy centered on a digital learning platform - team led by Martin Lepage, McGill University
Optimization of Prefrontal Theta-Burst Stimulation to Treat Depression: A Bench to First-in-Human Study - team led by Tarek Rajji, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)