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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.

Before Stepped Care 2.0, “it was like waiting to get access to a backhoe when all you need is a shovel.”
— Person with lived experience

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.”
— NL Care provider

MHCC and Stepped Care Solutions (SCS) provide:

  • Solution Finding Support
  • Implementation Expertise

MHCC

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

SCS

  • Training & Consultation
  • Change Management


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