LEAP training (Part 1 of 2 mandatory sessions)

Location Details
Virtual event

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. 


Jenepher Lennox Terrion, PhD
Caregiver advocate and professor in the department of communication
University of Ottawa 

Caroline Liebenberg
Caregiver advocate  


This two-day LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner®) workshop is facilitated by Jenepher Lennox Terrion, the only facilitator currently certified to lead this workshop in Ontario, and caregiver advocate Caroline Liebenberg. It’s based on Dr. Xavier Amador’s best-selling book “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help.” 

This evidence-based program teaches participants how to communicate with people who are struggling with serious mental illness and how to create an alliance that leads to treatment and recovery. LEAP can be applied in any relationship but this workshop will be particularly relevant if you are: 

  • a family member or friend of someone with anosognosia (someone who does not believe they have a mental illness) and refuses treatment,
  • a family caregiver of someone who understands they need treatment, 
  • a mental healthcare professional/front line worker wanting to help someone accept treatment and services. 

Please note this virtual workshop takes place over two days, on January 31 and February 7, 2024.

Date and time

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
6–8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
6–8:30 p.m. 


These sessions are free, however registration is required.

Registration and information

To register, email Lovleen.Singh@theroyal.ca.



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