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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.