The Department of Psychiatry has as its mission the provision of educational programs, the promotion of research activites, and the delivery of clinical care. 

Summary of relevant work: 

The department of Psychiatry strives to lead in all areas of mental health. Whether making a difference in developing countries, across the province, or in our own communities within the GTA, they continue to lend their focus to the issues that matter most.

Global Mental Health Section

 The Global Mental Health (GMH) section is the global health arm of the Department of Psychiatry, and is an active partner in the University's global health strategy initiatives. It collaborates with international academic centres, non-governmental organizations and other local and regional agencies to build mental health research and treatment expertise around the world, increase public awareness of mental health issues, and influence governmental policy. GMH draws on the rich expertise and interests of Department members in its collaborations and also works actively to develop a culture of enthusiasm for global health work among trainees and young faculty. It works closely with the Office of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a teaching hospital affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.


University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry

250 College Street

8th floor

Toronto, Ontario

M5T 1R8


Innovations and resources

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Improving mental health in Nicaraguan youth: A technology-enhanced, school-based program

Use of schools as a hub for mental health education and early intervention
South America
Children and adolescents
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
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Collaborative on Health and Technology (CHaT)

A collaboration of disruptive outcome-driven digital health provider innovations
North America
All disorders