The newly relaunched Global Mental Health program hosted at Grand Challenges Canada is excited to announce the launch of its first call for proposals! Made possible by Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) UK Aid through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), this first round of seed funding will focus on the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
This call for proposals seeks bold ideas to meet the needs of the most vulnerable young people aged 10 to 24 years who are living with or at risk of mental health conditions. Specifically, we are looking for innovative approaches to enhance mental health literacy and/or provide youth-friendly services while taking into account the complex social and environmental factors that impact and shape the mental health of youth. Approaches should be culturally sensitive, community driven, and engage young people and stakeholders with lived experience from the outset.
Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD over 18 to 24 months to develop and test the proposed innovation. For more information on the Global Mental Health program, including how to apply, please visit the Global Mental Health page on Grand Challenges Canada’s website.