Cundill

Purpose

To examine the role of the Aaniish Naa Gegii: the Children’s Health and Well-being Measure (ACHWM) in: 1. Enhancing the identification of childhood depression; and 2. Supporting the local referral and treatment process The focus of the Cundill Project is community-based health promotion with and for First Nations children and youth (aged 8-18) who live on-reserve. Funded by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the project is rooted in a collaborative partnership between Laurentian University and the Naandwechige-Gamig Health Centre in Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

Scope

The Cundill Project was initiated when ACHWM survey questions were individually mapped onto 8 measures of depression and guidelines for the diagnosis of major depressive disorder. These questions were then reviewed by professionals in the mental health field, who worked to narrow the number of questions to those that most closely address symptoms of depression specific to Indigenous children. We are currently working on Mapping Pathways to Mental Health Services for Indigenous Children and Youth (aged 8-18) within their communities and are striving to build meaningful relationships with communities in urban, rural, and remote locations.

Enhancing Identification and Referral to Treatment for First Nations Children and Youth Experiencing Depression

[Click here to watch our video on Enhancing Identification and Referral to Treatment for First Nations Children and Youth Experiencing Depression](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzaJBb8pMxA&list=PLxZe3HsWXJ2ykhUhJvcHFs-giJXqf88Mn&index=20&t=0s)

Enhancing Identification and Referral to Treatment for First Nations Children and Youth Experiencing Depression

[Click here to watch our video on Enhancing Identification and Referral to Treatment for First Nations Children and Youth Experiencing Depression](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzaJBb8pMxA&list=PLxZe3HsWXJ2ykhUhJvcHFs-giJXqf88Mn&index=20&t=0s)