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HEADS-ED Start

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 lakelly@cheo.on.ca 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
Email: centre@cheo.on.ca

 

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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