MHCC needs your feedback for mental health apps framework

Posted on June 15, 2022, 8:25 p.m.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is seeking feedback on its Assessment Framework for Mental Health Apps - now available for public review on its webpage. 

The public review is open until June 29, 2022. MHCC invites all people interested in improving access to safe, secure, and effective mental health apps to provide feedback.
Instructions to participate:

  1. Follow the public link to the Assessment Framework web page. link.
  2. Click the tabs to download the Assessment Framework, access the survey, and provide your feedback and answers.
  3. A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document is also included.

MHCC will incorporate the feedback into the next draft of the Assessment Framework.

Background about the Assessment Framework

The framework was developed between the spring of 2021 and winter of 2022 in collaboration with a diverse group of 200 stakeholders, including people with lived and living experience. Development was supported by the Organization for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA). Stakeholders engaged in two rounds of revisions to the framework before reaching the current point of public review.
The Assessment Framework includes six main standards for mental health apps: 

  • data and privacy
  • clinical evidence
  • clinical safety
  • usability and accessibility
  • security and technical stability
  • cultural safety, social responsibility and equity

Please feel free to circulate this call to action to your networks. Thank you in advance for your participation! And, remember – the deadline for public review is June 24. 
Kind regards,