Thursday, September 24th
Register Here: Event Signup Google Form
Are you interested in professionally verified information and practices designed to help you manage you and your loved one’s mental health? Do you enjoy winning prizes for watching videos in your pj’s? Do you relish rhetorical questions? If so, ManupYYC has you covered. We have searched Calgary and found influential and experienced mental health professionals with a diverse background in mental health ready to share their wisdom.
** Please note this is a panellist discussion and not designed as a replacement for professional mental health service/advice/therapy.
Dr. Andrew Bulloch
Professor at the University of Calgary and Education Director for the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
His research focuses on psychiatric epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology. This research uses large scale population health surveys of the Canadian population to determine trends in mental health care. Dr. Bulloch has looked at how some of these surveys have linked administrative data on hospital discharges to mortality (including suicide). He continues to teach at the University of Calgary.
Some of Dr. Bulloch’s publications can be found in the following Link
Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP): External Relations Director
Akash graduated in 2015 from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and Bachelor of Commerce in petroleum land management. After graduation he ran SupportWorks; a Calgary-based organization providing peer support for people managing mental health issues. After he completed a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Calgary he joined the Centre for Suicide prevention as the Director of External Relations. He is currently managing the Buddy Up Campaign.
University of Calgary Student Wellness Services: Social Worker
Alex Klassen is a Registered Social Worker and Counsellor with University of Calgary Wellness Services. Alex grounds his work in the belief that “the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem” (Michael White).
Calgary Distress Centre: Coordinator for ConnecTeen Program
Mr. Robertson has been with the Distress Centre for 4 years. His passion for working with youth is accompanied by an interest in the unique issues faced by boys and men, specifically pertaining to suicide-related behaviour and the search for individual meaning and belonging. Luke’s work with Distress Centre embodies a culturally sensitive strengths-based lens, emphasizing the importance of self-care and self-compassion. He is currently completing his final year of studies in a Master of Counselling program through the University of Lethbridge. He aspires to work with couples and families to promote resilient and nurturing relationships.
10-15 minutes: Opening Remarks
30 minutes: Panel
45 minutes: Mingle/Conversation Meet & Greet (with the opportunity to ask specific questions to panellists)
5-10 minutes: Closing Remarks
We encourage you to attend for the whole event, but feel free to drop in when you can!
As if these wonderful people donating their time wasn’t enough, there will be a raffle held at the end containing delectable prizes including vouchers for free food at hot spots around Calgary.
You can earn a maximum of three raffle tickets:
1 for registering for the event
1 for showing up to the event
1 for staying for the whole event
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions and willingness to support the U of C community in a time of need:
*Please note that sensitive topics such as suicide will be discussed during this event. If you need support at any time during our event, please let one of us know. We can help get you the support you need. If confidentiality is a concern, we will have a list of resources available for you to easily access.*