Conversations at The Royal: Public information sessions

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Conversations at The Royal, presented by TD, is a free public education series that offers a thought-provoking insight into mental health issues that are important to our community. The lectures - held almost every month - are delivered by mental health researchers, clinicians and clients at The Royal.

Season 2 - Latest Conversations at The Royal

June 16: Safeguarding the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our Men and Boys
A growing body of research reveals that a significant number of our fathers, our sons, our brothers, our husbands, and friends, are facing substantial challenges to their mental health.

Past conferences 

2022 Past Conversations

January 11, 2022
A Special Mental Health Conversation for Parents & Youth

February 24, 2022
Peer Support: What it is and what it isn't.

March 31, 2022
How to talk About and Manage Anxiety and Fear caused by recent Regional and World Events to our Youth

April 27, 2022
The door is wide open: accessing care for substance use health needs

May 26, 2022
Translating Mental Health Research for Evidence-Based Client and Family-Centred Care

June 16, 2022
Safeguarding the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our Men and Boys

2021 Past Conversations

January 28, 2021
CALM within the storm: Coping with Stress and Building Resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic

Additional resources:
Presentation slides
C.A.L.M. Infographic

February 18, 2021
Exhale the Kids are Alright


March 3, 2021
On International Women’s Week – let’s raise some help for each other and ourselves!

April 22, 2021
Dynamic Dads - Tips for Being an Emotionally Healthy Father with Mark Borowiecki and Ian Mendes

May 26, 2021
Why it's important to sweat our way to better mental health with Dr. Vera Etches, Dr. Natalia Jaworska, and Tracy Shouldice

October 28, 2021
Hope and Transformation with Dr. Tim Lau, Janet Cosier and Kerry Moher

November 25, 2021
Serving those who have served us with Dr. Vinay Lodha, Peter Winfield and Fardous Hosseiny

December 22, 2021
Caring Stress: Caring for the caregiver over the holidays with Juliet Haynes, Helen Thai, Michèle Langlois and KJ Thomas

2020 Past Conversations

December 3, 2020
Learning from the Experiences of Public Safety Personnel

2019 Past Conversations

February 21, 2019
Communication: It's a Family Matter

March 4, 2019
I Can't Stop Thinking About It: Coping & Healing After Tragedy

April 25, 2019
The Happy Brain

May 23, 2019
Human Guinea Pigs or Game-Changers?

June 13, 2019
Indigenous Youth Futures: The Role of Allies

September 19, 2019
Connections Between Substance Use & Mental Health and Identifying Ways of Getting Help

October 24, 2019
Grief: Giving Voice to Loss

December 4, 2019
Translational research on addiction: Connecting the Dots from Bench to Bedside and Beyond

2018 Past Conversations

January 25, 2018
Happiness | How to Find it in a Busy, Divided and Confused World

February 21, 2018
Epigenetics in Mental Health

March 29, 2018
Putting the Heart into Youth Bipolar Disorder

May 23, 2018
Finding and Fixing Broken Brain Circuits in Novel Subtypes of Depression

September 10, 2018
Artificial Intelligence on the Front Lines of Suicide Prevention: World Suicide Prevention Day

September 20, 2018
The Mental Health Act 101: What Families Need to Know to Navigate the Mental Health System.

October 18, 2018
Dementia and Behaviour Therapy

November 15, 2018
Men and Suicide. What's Going On?

2017 Past Conversations

January 19, 2017

March 23, 2017
Families Overcoming Risks and Building Opportunities for Well-Being

June 15, 2017
Fatherhood and Mental Health

September 12, 2017
Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm

September 21, 2017
Imaging the Traumatized Brain

October 19, 2017
Family Caregiving Experiences in Schizophrenia

November 27, 2017
Bipolar Disorder: What You Always Wanted To Know

2016 Past Conversations

January 21, 2016
Mental Health at Work

February 3, 2016
Cracking Up the Capital with Big Daddy Tazz

February 25, 2016
Coaching and Parenting: How to Reach a Competitive Balance to Protect our Athletes' Mental Health

March 24, 2016
Using Technology for Mental Health Treatment

April 7, 2016
Going for Gold: How the Sexual Behaviours Clinic Became the APAs Top Pick

June 23, 2016
Me and My Carer... Our Journey Together

September 29, 2016
Navigating Trauma and Loss

November 1, 2016
The Changing Face of Mental Health

November 17, 2016
Men, Moustaches and Mental Health

2015 Past Conversations

February 2, 2015
ADHD in Adults: Yes, it's real. Yes, you can do something about it. You can even laugh about it.

February 19, 2015
What it Means to be Human

March 25, 2015
Terrorism, Extremism: Mad, Bad, or Both?

March 26, 2015
Mental Illness is Not My Identity

April 16, 2015
Matrons and Madams

April 23, 2015
Male Mental Health: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

May 21, 2015
What Medications Are Called: Impact on the Patient, Stigma, and Society

September 17, 2015
Understanding Depression

November 19, 2015
Substance Use

December 17, 2015
Mental Illness, Stigma and the Forensic Client