A groundbreaking new Canadian Study will include one of Winnipeg’s homeless shelters.
Researchers from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University selected Main Street Project Inc. as a research site for its’ Implementing Mental Health Recovery Guidelines Into Services study, the shelter announced Friday.
The three-year study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Research Manitoba.
“To have the leaders of this study see our agency and staff as important pieces for their work, further validates our efforts in the field of mental health and the positive outcomes we achieve,” said MSP’s Executive Director Rick Lees.
The goal of the study is to “aim is to implement mental health recovery guidelines developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada into practice in healthcare organizations providing housing like MSP,” he added.
It’s the first of its kind in Canada.
Other agencies in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and B.C. are also participating.
“Researchers will now collaborate with frontline staff and tenants at MSP. They will work together to create a an action plan aimed at improving services that can be used at MSP as well as other agencies that serve a similar client base.”