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Integrated Collaborative Care for Youth Mental Health and Addiction

Waitlist Available
Led By Kristin Cleverley, RN, Ph.D.
Research Sponsored by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Aged 14 - 17 years 11 months
Be younger than 65 years old
Must not have
Primary diagnosis of an eating disorder
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up one year
Awards & highlights


This trial will test the benefits of an Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT) model for at-risk youth with mental health and addiction (MHA) challenges.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for youth aged 14-17 with mental health and addiction challenges seeking outpatient services in Toronto. They must consent to the study, be new referrals to participating hospitals, and able to read/write English. Those with active psychosis, immediate self-harm risk, or needing specialty treatments are excluded.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study compares usual hospital treatment (TAU) against a new model called Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT), which offers rapid access to mental health and addiction services in a youth-friendly environment. The goal is better outcomes and more efficient care.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves service models rather than medications, there aren't typical side effects like you'd see with drugs. However, participants may experience varying levels of comfort or satisfaction with the services received.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 14 and 17 years old.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
I have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~one year
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and one year for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Youth functioning
Secondary outcome measures
Caregiver burden
Client empowerment and engagement
Clinical improvement
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Integrated Collaborative Care TeamExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCTs) are housed in the local community to improve youth access, in three neighborhoods across Toronto (East Metro Youth Services [EMYS]-Scarborough, EMYS-Southeast Toronto, and Delisle Youth Services-Central Toronto). Each ICCT will include a variety of service providers and coordinated patient care delivering evidence-informed interventions in a stepped-care model.
Group II: Treatment as Usual (TAU)Active Control1 Intervention
The comparator arm consists of out-patient TAU in a hospital setting and will occur at one of four outpatient hospital sites across Toronto. Partners include the following four hospitals: Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Michael Garron Hospital (formerly the Toronto East General Hospital), and Sunnybrook Hospital.

Research Highlights

Information in this section is not a recommendation. We encourage patients to speak with their healthcare team when evaluating any treatment decision.
Mechanism Of Action
Side Effect Profile
Prior Approvals
Other Research
The Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT) model for treating mental illness focuses on rapid, systematic access to a combination of pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and psychosocial interventions through community and healthcare partnerships. Pharmacotherapy addresses neurotransmitter imbalances, psychotherapy helps patients develop coping strategies and change negative thought patterns, and psychosocial interventions improve social functioning and support systems. This integrated approach ensures timely access to comprehensive care, which is essential for improving mental health outcomes and reducing the burden on patients and their families.
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Who is running the clinical trial?

Institute for Clinical Evaluative SciencesOTHER
36 Previous Clinical Trials
2,508,852 Total Patients Enrolled
The Anne Johnston Health StationUNKNOWN
Medical Psychiatry AllianceOTHER
3 Previous Clinical Trials
5,414 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02836080 — N/A
Mental Illness Research Study Groups: Integrated Collaborative Care Team, Treatment as Usual (TAU)
Mental Illness Clinical Trial 2023: Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02836080 — N/A
Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02836080 — N/A
~28 spots leftby Jul 2025