Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) are pleased to announce their partnership to support local research that will examine the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and families.
The need for mental health research has never been greater. Before the pandemic, one in five Canadians had been living with mental illness, affecting not only their health but also their quality of life. Now, the number of Canadians experiencing high anxiety levels have quadrupled and those with high depression levels have doubled, according to MHRC’s recent national survey.
MHRC is a national charity dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians living with mental illness, and their families and caregivers, by advancing mental health research driven by the needs of stakeholders and focused on outcomes.
SHRF is the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan, by collaborating with partners like MHRC to support local researchers to help find homegrown solutions to the health challenges the province faces.
At the core of this partnership is a values-based approach to working together. Both organizations are committed to supporting research that is relevant and stakeholder-driven and that meets the highest standards of excellence, determined through a rigorous peer-review process. Together, our impact will be greater – advancing innovative research and evidence-based solutions to improve the lives of not only the people of Saskatchewan people but also all of Canada.
Stay tuned – details on MHRC and SHRF’s funding opportunity will be coming soon!