LEAP training (Part 1 of 2 mandatory sessions)

Location Details
In person at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, 1145 Carling Ave., Ottawa.

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, UOttawa  


LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner®) is an evidence-based program that teaches you how to communicate with people struggling with serious mental illness to create an alliance that leads to treatment and recovery. LEAP is based on Dr. Xavier Amador’s best-selling book “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help” and is facilitated by Jenepher Lennox Terrion, the only facilitator currently certified to lead this workshop in Ontario, and Caroline Liebenberg, labour program at Employment and Social Development Canada.

Date and time

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
6 to 8:30 PM 


The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre,
1145 Carling Ave., Ottawa


These sessions are free, however registration is required.

Registration and information

To register, email thefamilyprogram@theroyal.ca.
Attendance is capped as limited space is available. Please note, The Royal’s visitor vaccination protocol is currently in effect. All visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid exemption, undergo self-screening before entry, and wear a mask at all times. 


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