Make Your Voice Heard…Digital Health Apps: What Works and What Doesn’t?

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In this special edition of HRI Talks, we invite you to share your experiences with digital mental health and substance use health apps and virtual tools.

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Have you used apps or virtual tools to support your mental health and/or substance use health? What was your experience? We want to hear from you! Your input will help to shape future research ideas, proposals and plans in the digital health space.

In this free public event, we’re seeking your input on digital mental health and substance use health care. From mindfulness and meditation apps to gamified tools and virtual therapy programs, the objective of this event is to capture public input about what’s working and where improvements can be made. Together we’ll gain new perspectives on mental health and substance use health apps and digital tools.

Fill out an anonymous pre-event survey to help shape the conversation, and join us for the live event on June 23, where you can share your thoughts in real time. Our panelists will open the meeting, but this event is all about listening to people across Canada to help provide guidance to developers, researchers, policy makers and health care providers.

Our panelists include persons with lived experience, as well as experts in e-health innovations and clinical research to create a safe, anonymous, and productive venue for sharing insights. We look forward to listening and learning from you!


Gord Garner
VP of Strategic Partnerships, Community Addiction Peer Support Association (CAPSA)

Alana Salsberg
Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Frayme

Dr. Yuri Quintana
HRI Senior Scientist
Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lena Quilty
HRI Collaborating Clinical Scientist
Senior Scientist, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto


Shauna MacEachern
Executive Director, Frayme