Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian mental health care system

Title: Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian mental health care system

Description: Are you a mental health practitioner or an individual receiving or seeking psychotherapy?
The McGill Mindfulness Research Lab is recruiting participants for an online study assessing the impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing and mental health services. Participation in this study should take approximately 90 minutes. If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to answer several questionnaires on topics such as your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, your wellbeing, and your distress. As compensation for taking part in this study, you will be entered into a draw for the chance to win 1 of 40 $100 gift cards (there is a 1 out of 10 chance of winning). Participation is voluntary. Please note the study is conducted in English.

Specifics:
Study Population: Adult Canadians who are either a client (i.e., individuals who are seeking or receiving psychotherapy) or mental health practitioner (defined as anyone who provides psychotherapy either as a licensed professional or student under supervision)
Participant Obligation: Complete a 90 minute online survey at two timepoints: 1) during the COVID-19 crisis (now) and 2) after the COVID-19 crisis has passed (if willing).

Location: Online - Montreal

Project lead: Professor Bassam El-Khoury
Co-Investigators/Other Researchers: Christina Spinelli, Viktoriya Manova and Megan Per.

Study Dates: June 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Study Website: https://surveys.mcgill.ca/ls/772497?lang=en