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About the Program

Format: Community of practice, case-based education, virtual education

Next offering: Register for the next cycle (June 3 - August 26, 2022)

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week for 8 to 36 weeks (depending on program)

Cost: Free

Mainpro+: 1 credit per hour


  • Benefits family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, allied health clinicians, health administrators and students
  • Supports primary care practices, long-term care homes, community clinics and hospitals
  • Provides support in screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
  • Incorporates physician wellness

Partner Information

Help you care for your patients

ECHO Ontario Mental Health is an interactive virtual education and capacity building program that supports the spread of evidence-based mental health and addictions care. Health care providers join regular ECHO sessions to gain skills, knowledge and confidence. Through ECHO, providers are able to develop their practice and improve care for people seeking mental health and addictions services.

Improve patient outcomes

“The clients we see are very complex, and in rural primary health care, it’s hard to obtain specialized psychiatric supports. It makes a huge difference to be able to discuss our complex cases with a group of specialists who provide concrete answers and advice. I’ve learned so much from the lectures, and from cases I and others have presented.” - Program Participant

Benefits of the program

“ECHO is a great place to both learn and share expertise in an interprofessional environment, where on is challenged to take risks and try new things. I have learned something from every session that I can apply to my work the very same day.” - Program Participant