Knowledge to Action Funding secured! ‘Like a ship that’s always righting itself: Self-management of bipolar disorder, from evidence to action’
We’re delighted to announce that the CREST.BD network has secured a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) ‘Knowledge to Action’ grant for $200,000. Entitled “Like a ship that’s always righting itself: “Self-management of bipolar disorder, from evidence to action” this 2-year project will, within the context of a community-engaged approach, test out a variety of ways of sharing knowledge on BD self-management with two specific user groups – people with BD and BD healthcare providers.
Specifically, during this study the research team will:
- Build and test the effectiveness of a comprehensive online CREST.BD Wellness Centre;
- Design and test innovative methods to help users make the most of the evidence housed in the Wellness Centre (e.g. webinars, live workshops or a ‘Living Library’ where people with BD or front-line clinicians can access a CREST.BD ‘expert’ via Sykpe or telephone for knowledge sharing and support).
CREST.BD members or affiliates involved in this project are: Erin Michalak, Greg Murray, Sara Lapsley, Victoria Maxwell, Mark Lau, Vytas Velyvis, Joanna Cheek, Rachelle Hole, Chris Gorman and Dan Bilsker, and Fiona Lobban and Steven Jones, CREST.BD’s newly minted network members from the Spectrum Centre in the UK.
This study will also facilitate the creation of new partnerships with a range of new collaborators including the UBC eHealth Strategy Office, led by Dr. Kendall Ho, and Dr. Martin Provencher, based at the Université Laval, as well as continuing to build on existing partnerships with groups such as Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments, the Mood Disorders Associations of Ontario and British Columbia, Sean Costello Fund for Bipolar Research, and Mental Health Commission of Canada, amongst others.
Congratulations one and all in securing this funding, which truly epitomises CREST.BD’s values and approach to research
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