Mental health services; eMental health; qualitative, participatory, and mixed methods research; mental health recovery, well-being, and resilience.
Improving access and quality of youth mental health interventions and services:
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative models to increase access to mental health care for youth and their families
- Leveraging information and communication technologies to support and augment the delivery of mental health care to youth and their families
- Knowledge translation and implementation science
- Mental health policy and mental health service delivery
- Understanding the impact of services on youth resilience, recovery, and service engagement based on patient and family perspectives
- Program evaluation, stakeholder engagement, and participatory research leveraging qualitative, quantitative, arts and technology-based methods
Shalini Lal is involved in research projects with collaborations in Canada, India, and Australia, and is one of the Principal Leads of ACCESS-Canada, a pan-Canadian network that is implementing and evaluating service transformation in youth mental health in 12 sites across Canada. This network was recently funded by CIHR ($25 million over five years).
Associate Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute