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Youth with lived experience contribute expertise

April 10, 2014

As part of Ontario’s Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) initiative, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) partnered with the provincial youth mental health program mindyourmind to support the work of the London Service Collaborative.

Through this partnership, youth with lived experience have contributed their expertise to help develop Be Safe, a mobile app with a paper-based “pocket guide” companion. This resource is designed to help youth manage mental health and addiction crises and identify services in London and surrounding areas.

In the latest Evidence in Action, EENet’s Andrea Flynn profiles how this app came to be. You can read the full Evidence in Action on the EENet website.

Evidence in Action profiles knowledge generation, exchange, and implementation activities across Ontario. To read other EENet clear language products, visit

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