The Mental Health & Behaviour Group is seeking an integrated understanding of the biological and behavioural relationships during childhood that set pathways for health and illness across the lifespan. This focus will shape interventions that support optimal brain development and function for all children.

In May 2015, the BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute (BCMHARI) joined BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. Many BCMHARI investigators are now part of our BB&D Research Theme and are connected to this research group. 

Some of the former BCMHARI research activities are embedded within BC Mental Health & Substance Use Service