Canada Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

6 November 2020 – 11 December 2020

The application for ECHO Canada Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 is officially open. This program is for mental health/primary care providers and developmental service providers who support adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). The curriculum will specifically address the mental health challenges that this population can face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The registration link can be found below.

When does it run?

Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST from November 6th – December 11th, 2020.

How does it work?

During the 1.5 hour long session, there will be a short moment of mindfulness, a didactic presentation, and a case discussion presented by one of the participants on the call.  The community will have a chance to engage with one another and provide tangible recommendations for the case. Sessions are engaging, interactive, practical and evidence-based.

What topics will be covered?

  • HELP Approach and COVID-19 Implications
  • Wellness/Self-Care
  • Supporting Families, Family Interventions
  • Depression & Anxiety - Evaluating Risk
  • Promoting Mental Health During COVID-19 Through Integrated Care Planning and Communication
  • Grief & Loss

More information on the curriculum can be found here.

How do I join?

Please use the following link to register:

A few weeks after you register, the ECHO Operations Team will contact you regarding your application status.

Why join Project ECHO?

  • It’s free. ECHO Canada AIDD has no cost for participants as it is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
  • It’s virtual. All you need is a computer and a web cam, or a smartphone.
  • It’s fun. Connect with a growing community of primary and community care providers across Canada and build a Community of Practice.
  • It works for you - and our system. ECHO represents a significant opportunity to improve individual knowledge and skills and also reduce disparities in the quality of care for rural and underserved areas.