CMHA Ottawa is pleased to announce that the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal has published an article highlighting our research on tobacco use among our clients, authored by our Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Donna Pettey in collaboration with Dr. Tim Aubrey, Professor, School of Psychology, uOttawa. The study was instrumental in launching our efforts to address the tobacco consumption that was significantly harming our clientele. The abstract can be found at Tobacco use and smoking behaviors of individuals with a serious mental illness.
Says Donna, “Conducting research from a community mental health agency truly ‘takes a village’—from the clients who share their experiences, to an amazing University partner, to committed Board and Management teams, to skilled frontline staff who often do, and in this case did, collect data, to the our branch data support team. Our end game is always to improve services.”