General Mental Health


ECHO Ontario Mental Health aims to help healthcare providers build capacity in the treatment and management of mental health and addictions.

The project works to empower healthcare providers to use evidence-based best practices to reduce the need for specialist visits,
improving the quality of care for patients seeking treatment for mental health, addiction, and related disorders in Ontario’s primary care settings.


Location: Zoom Videoconferencing

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM EST

Length: 20 Sessions (Oct 2022 – Mar 2023)

When: Tuesday Afternoons (Weekly)

Target Audience: Healthcare Providers

To view curriculum content, please click on the toggle button below.

Below is a list of curriculum topics that are often featured in this program.

  1.  Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Care
  2. Case Formulation
  3. Suicide Risk Assessment for Children and Youth
  4. Mental Health and COVID-19
  5. Alcohol
  6. ADHD
  7. Depression
  8. Sleep
  9. Principles of Attachment
  10. Collaborating Around Treatment Planning
  11. Anxiety Disorders
  12. Cannabis
  13. Assessment of PTSD
  14. Endocrine Disorders and Mental Health
  15. Introduction to CBT
  16. Personality Disorders: Cluster B
  17. Benzodiazepines
  18. Developmental Disabilities 101
  19. Introduction to DBT
  20. Management of PTSD
  21. Opioids
  22. First Episode Psychosis
  23. Long COVID
  24. Management of Adult Psychosis
  25. HOPE
  26. Youth Depression
  27. Assessment of Bipolar Disorder
  28. Management of Bipolar Disorder
  29. Rational Polypharmacy
  30. Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan
  31. Dementia – Screening and Diagnosis
  32. Gambling and Technology
  33. Gender Development
  34. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  35. Strategies for Engaging Patients


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Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements – 15 minutes

Didactic Presentation – 30 minutes

Case Discussion – 60 minutes

Session Wrap-Up – 15 minutes


Attend 60% of program sessions

Present an anonymized case

Participate in group discussions

Provide feedback through evaluation activities


Our program sessions are run by an inter-professional Hub Team from multiple health organizations across Ontario. 

Please click on the toggle buttons below to see who will be facilitating these sessions. 

These individuals make up our Hub Team:

  • Dr. Allison Crawford (Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam (Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  • Dr. Greg Lodenquai (Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist/Co-Lead)
  • Dr. Francesca Di Paola (Addictions Specialist)
  • Dr. Javed Alloo (Family Physician)
  • Anne Kirvan (Social Worker)
  • Reena Besa (Librarian)
  • Stephanie Wang (Service User Educator)