RPI Partner Clare Levin has been engaged by Nova Scotia Health as the Formative and Summative Evaluation Mentor for Roots of Hope Nova Scotia. Roots of Hope is a multi-site, community-led project created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that aims to reduce the impacts of suicide within communities. Suicide prevention interventions are implemented based on community expertise and are tailored to the local context.
The project will help to develop an evidence base, including best practices and suicide prevention guidelines and tools, to support scale up and implementation of effective interventions across Nova Scotia. Roots of Hope is currently being piloted in Colchester County (Northern Zone), Nova Scotia.