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Addiction and Mental Health
Strategic Clinical Network

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

  • Allison Bichel
    Senior Provincial Director
  • Dr. Nick Mitchell
    Senior Medical Director
  • Marni Bercov
    Executive Director
  • Dr. Frank MacMaster
    Scientific Director
  • Dr. Katherine Rittenbach
    Assistant Scientific Director
  • Dr. Victoria Suen
    Clinical Network Manager
  • Jennifer Gallivan
    Senior Consultant
  • Anita Lal
    Executive Assistant, Senior Provincial Director
  • Kim Payne
    Administrative Assistant, Executive Director


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.

Success Stories

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: depression, addiction, youth mental health and complex high needs.

Be informed, share with others, and support change.

Funding Opportunities

Getting Involved