Implementing guidelines isn’t easy! Our goal was to make it easier by developing a facilitated process that builds capacity in organisations to use implementation science and empowers them to make their own choices through consensus.
Born out of a research project
The Walk the Talk website was launched in 2021 and is led by Dr. Myra Piat with funding from the Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives project at McGill University. The toolkit materials emanated from a project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2017-2021) led by Dr. Piat with co-investigators Dr. Hélène Albert, Dr. Regina Casey and Dr. Marie-Pier Rivest. Seven organisations used the toolkit and implemented a recovery-oriented innovation. See our FAQs page for more information.
Assistant Professor, McGill University; Researcher, Douglas Hospital Research Centre, CIUSS
Myra Piat, PhD is a researcher at Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University. Her areas of expertise include; mental health recovery, housing and implementation science. A strong advocate of system transformation through collaboration, she is passionate about conducting real world research to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged populations.
Megan Wainwright received her BA from McGill University in 2006 and her MSc and PhD in medical anthropology from Durham University (UK) (2009/2013) where she is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Anthropology. She is an independent consultant specialising in qualitative research methodology including ethnographic, creative, participatory and co-creation approaches.
Eleni Sofouli has completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work and she has a diverse professional background as a social worker and research team member. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in mental health in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University focused on the sustainability of recovery-oriented interventions for adults using a mixed methods approach.
Open the toolkit and see what a facilitated process looks like