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Friday, January 19, 2018Laura Kelly

The HEADS-ED is a brief mental health screening tool designed to help physicians obtain a psychosocial history to aid in making decisions regarding patient disposition (e.g., admission, discharge, or requesting specialized mental health consultation).  The HEADS-ED can be used to guide the psychosocial assessment and can be completed within a few minutes by a health care practitioner (physician or nurse) or allied health professional (crisis worker, school counselor) following the assessment.

The HEADS-ED was initially developed for use with children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 18 years presenting to the ED for mental health care. Its use has expanded to school boards and mental health centralized intake services, and for children 0 - 5 years.

If you would like to learn more about the HEADS-ED, how/why it was developed, and where it's being implemented, please join us for one of three online webinars.

Wednesday February 7th, 12 - 1 PM
Friday February 16th, 12 - 1PM

Please note, the webinars will be facilitated in English, but a French version of the tool is available.

Contact Laura Kelly at to register.

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

695 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, K1G 0Z1
Tel.: 613-737-2297   Fax: 613-738-4894


Please note: We do not provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment.
If you, or if someone you know is in crisis right now, please call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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