Meet Dr. Kim Matheson, The Royal’s new Culture and Gender Mental Health Research Chair. She has a long history of researching the social determinants of mental health, with a particular focus on health inequities. Some of her most recent work partners with First Nations organizations in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation region of northwestern Ontario.
Research coming from this partnership with @Carleton_U will help tell us what works, and why, to address concerns about the well-being of people in the region — especially youth. “We don’t help anyone by going into a community and assuming we know what’s best. My work is chance to build new bridges, to listen and learn how we can actually help, and to harness community strengths and collective action to make change for disadvantaged groups,” says Dr. Matheson. Her work will also create new opportunities for rising Indigenous researchers to tap into the IMHR’s expertise and resources.
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