Addiction & Mental Health

Strategic Clinical NetworkTM

Being mentally well is important in a person’s overall health and wellness.

The Addiction and Mental Health SCN was created to enhance the prevention and treatment of addiction and mental health issues in order to provide the best possible outcomes for patients.

We are a community of physicians, front-line health care workers, researchers, others specialized in addressing Albertans mental health needs focusing on prevention and treatment.

Getting Involved

Ideas and input of all stakeholders, including patients and families, are welcome:

To learn more, or become more involved, contact

Network Members

Network Leadership

  • Kerry Bales
    Senior Program Officer
  • Dr. Nick Mitchell
    Senior Medical Director
  • Dr. Frank MacMaster
    Scientific Director
  • Dr. Victoria Suen
  • Manager
  • Dr. Katherine Rittenbach
  • Assistant Scientific Director
  • Jennifer Gallivan
  • Senior Consultant
  • Anita Lal
    Executive Assistant, Senior Program Officer
  • Kim Payne
    Administrative Assistant


To see who is involved check out our membership list


News, Updates


The Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network no longer publishes an independent newsletter (see archive). For updates on our work please subscribe to the On the Horizon: Addiction and Mental Health, Linking Research and Practice newsletter.

Projects, Priorities

Project Updates

Below are the most recent updates on each of the following projects:


Related Resources



Research, Innovation

Find research based information related to the Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network priority areas.

Be informed, share with others, and support change.

Funding Opportunities

Getting Involved