Women's Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition

The Women's Mental Health and Addictions Action and Research Coalition (WMHAARC) works to improve the quality of life for women within the mental health and addictions systems, site to increase public awareness of women's needs, and to advocate for system change on all levels of service delivery.

With over 130 members, WMHAARC is a coalition of women who use mental health and addiction services, service providers and representatives of community organizations.

Dedicated to action-oriented, community-based research, WMHAARC has been involved in a number of projects.  In 2003, they initiated a pilot project for the Woman Abuse Screening Project in the London-Middlesex region. The results of the pilot are summarized in the following report: Implementing a Woman Abuse Screening Protocol: Facilitating Connections between Mental Health, Addictions and Woman Abuse (2007, PDF, 134 pages, 2.5 MB).

For more information about the Women's Mental Health and Addictions Action and Research Coalition, check out their website.

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