The Royal - Mental Health - Care & Research

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If you are struggling and need help, the first step is to contact your family...

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Information about coping and care during the pandemic​...

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There is a therapeutic value to involving your family members, significant...

Clinics, Services and Programs

The Royal is a specialized mental health centre to treat people with complex and...

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We invite you to browse through the list to search for studies that may interest...

How to get involved

The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health raises funds to support the best...


Dr. Louise Overington and Dale Patterson

A collaborative trauma-informed approach to transforming the SUCD inpatient spaces

Imagine this – as part of a grounding intervention in the Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders (SUCD) program at The Royal, a group facilitator asks clients to name three things they can see. One client responds: I see a beige wall, a corkboard with lots of papers on it, and another beige wall. 

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