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What is Stepped Care 2.0? (infographic)

What is Stepped Care 2.0?

Developed by Dr. Peter Cornish, and championed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), Stepped Care 2.0© (SC2.0) is a transformative model for the delivery of mental health and addictions services. SC2.0’s recovery-oriented approach provides quick and flexible access to a range of resources and services, including online options.

SC2.0 is expanding across Canada.

In 2017–18, SC2.0 contributed to a 68% decrease in wait times for mental health and addictions services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

What is SC2.0’s impact?

Helping service users:

~70% rated the quality of e-mental health (e-MH) tools as “good” or “excellent.”
~80% reported that e-MH tools met at least some of their needs.

On a medium green background, the following quote in black text is attributed to a person with lived experience. Before Stepped Care 2.0, "it was like waiting to get access to a backhoe when all you need is a shovel."
Before Stepped Care 2.0. “it was like waiting to get access to a backhoe when all you need is a shovel.”

Helping providers:

  • Increased their comfort and familiarity with online care options.
  • Supported the development of their practice.
“I have more time and flexibility. Clients come in or book a time with me when they want service [which] opens up my schedule.”


MHCC and Stepped Care Solutions (SCS) provide:

  • Solution Finding Support
  • Implementation Expertise

MHCC also provides:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Management
  • Communication & Knowledge Exchange Support

SCS also provides:

  • Training & Consultation
  • Change Management

Ready to learn more about Stepped Care 2.0©?

Learn more about the values and benefits of SC2.0

Learn what makes SC2.0 different

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