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Welcome to CESH - Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine

Our mission

The Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) is dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of Canadians by empowering individuals with scientifically grounded information on the effects of stress on the brain and body.

Our objectives are:

1. Stimulate

Increase knowledge on the effects of stress on physical and mental health, through state-of-the-art scientific research, to improve the health status of Canadians.

2. Reference point

Serve as a reference centre for scientists, educators, and clinicians performing interventions aimed at reducing stress in children and/or families, and who wish to evaluate the physiological and/or cognitive effectiveness of their intervention so that they can provide useful information to benefit Canadians.

3. Facilitate

Transfer scientific knowledge to policy makers and the Canadian public, with a special emphasis on workforce and child populations, and evaluate the efficacy of this approach by measuring physiological and psychological stress levels before and after the knowledge transfer intervention.