Imagining Inclusion: Creating Upstream Change in Community Mental Health (2016-2019)
Imagining Inclusion: Creating Upstream Change (phase 2) is a three-year community-based participatory research partnership between Douglas College, Open Door Group and York University. The Vancouver Foundation provides funding for the project and Vancouver Coastal Health is our project partner.
In this project, we wanted to build on the two models developed during the first phase of the project—Creating Upstream Change and Lived Experience of Health Work—by answering the following main question and sub-questions:
In what ways can the Creating Upstream Change Model guide down-, mid- and upstream change in community mental health?
Our LONG TERM GOAL is that Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) community mental health use peer leadership models to address down-, mid- and upstream factors that shape individuals’ lives.