Insights into mental health, housing, and homelessness

Location Details
Virtual session

Intended audience

As a family member or caregiver, we understand that your loved one’s mental health or substance use health can have a significant impact on you. The Royal’s family information and support events are intended for family members or caregivers of individuals with a mental health or substance use health issue. These events are an opportunity to learn from our experts, find out about available resources, and connect with others who share a similar experience. There is no cost to participate but registration is required. 


Yannie Watson, RN
Member of The Royal’s Community Mental Health Program psychiatric outreach team


Yannie Watson is a member of The Royal’s psychiatric outreach team – a group of mental health professionals who work in the community with adults and youth who are unhoused or vulnerably housed, and are experiencing serious and persistent mental illness. The team provides assessment, short-term interventions, and works collaboratively with community partners including shelters, drop-ins and supportive housing to provide care to mutual clients. The team’s role is also to provide support and education to staff of these agencies. 

During the session, Yannie will discuss the link between mental illness and homelessness. She will also give a brief overview of the current homelessness crisis in the city, available resources and tips/and advice for family members who may have a loved one at risk and/or is currently unhoused.  

Date and time

Tuesday, February 28 2023
6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom


These sessions are free, and open to the public however registration is required.


Limited space is available. To register, please click here.

Contact Information

Lori Richer:



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