At CREST.BD, we undertake action-oriented research with a high potential for impact on the health, quality of life and care of people with bipolar disorder.

We create and advance knowledge and understanding of bipolar disorder to contribute to optimal health and quality of life through the discovery, dissemination and application of research.


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Help us better understand how to improve access to virtual mental health care for marginalized people in the context of COVID-19!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: This study is now open until October 23rd!

We are holding virtual consultations to better understand the experiences of marginalized people with mental health and virtual mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia Pacific countries.

We invite you to participate if:

  • You are a person who has lived experience of mental illness, identify as a member of a marginalized group, and/ or are a representative of an organization that serves marginalized groups
  • Live in an Asia Pacific Country such as Canada, the United States, Australia, China, Chile, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Peru or another APEC country
  • Speak English [regional consultations will be held in other languages to allow non-English speakers to participate]
  • You are invited to participate in a 3-step consultation process.

    What You’ll Do in the Study

    Based on the results of this study, we will develop recommendations to improve access to virtual mental health care for at-risk groups that will be shared with policy makers and healthcare providers throughout the Asia Pacific.

    Learn more:

    To participate, contact Ms. Amna Khan, Research Coordinator at:
    Participants will receive $40 CAD as a thank you!