Welcome to the research website of Dr. Nancy Heath at McGill University! Dr. Heath's research team consists of undergraduate and graduate (Masters and Doctoral) students currently conducting a variety of studies related to resiliency factors and adaptive functioning in children and adolescents who are at-risk. Dr. Heath's team has received over 1.5 million dollars in research from provincial and federal agencies. More than 45 graduate students and numerous undergraduates have participated in the research team in the last ten years. Of eligible students in our lab, a remarkable 85% have won major awards. Our team collaborates with clinicians, school boards, and other researchers across Canada and internationally.

Our research team is committed to conducting both applied and basic research addressing issues of resilience in children and adolescents. Current areas of iinterest include mental health in the schools, youth stress and coping, non-suicidal self-injury, problematic online gaming, depression, self-perceptions, and working alliance. We are very committed to outreach and support of youth who are struggling. To this end our team provides workshops and online outreach and training around issues related to students’ mental health.

On our team website you will find information on our team members and collaborators, summaries of ongoing projects, a sampling of our team's publications, conferences, and workshops, graduate student application information, information on how to participate in our research, and links to other sites providing resources for children, adolescents, and families. We hope you find this site useful!

Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.


Announcement: Dr. Heath's work on the Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS), desribed below, was highlighted in the 2011 McGill University Principal's Report!

Resource: Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS)

SiOS is a new online resource focusing on recovery from non-suicidal self-injury. It is the result of a collaboration between the Heath Research Team at McGill University and Stephen Lewis' Self-injury and e-Mental Health Research Lab at Guelph University.

SiOS has downloadable best practice guides for professionals who work with those who self-injure, including school professionals and health professionals. It also has guides for parents, romantic partners, friends, and for those who are struggling with self-injury themselves.

Ressource: Feuilles d’information sur l'automutilation (en anglais et français)




Dr. Nancy Heath - Research Team - McGill University
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
3700 McTavish Street
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3A 1Y2
Tel. (514) 398-1232 -
Fax (514) 398-6968
e-mail: heathreasearchteam@hotmail.com