Mental Health

The Research Exchange Group on Mental Health was established in Fall 2012 to provide a forum where researchers, policy makers, students, clinicians and community members can gather to discuss mental health research in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The overall goals of the Research Exchange Group on Mental Health are:

  • to foster research collaboration on topics related to mental health across a range of academic disciplines;
  • to enable group members to network and connect with others who share their interest in mental health issues; and
  • to work towards developing a greater overall capacity to conduct research on mental health issues in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Colleen Hanrahan and Kellie LeDrew are the co-conveners of this group.  All are welcome to join.

2019 Meetings

February 25, 2019 at 12:30pm: Collleen Simms, Director of Mental health & Addictions with the Department of Health & Community Services will provide an update on provincial initiatives following from the All-Party Committee's recommendations : Towards Recovery.

March 28, 2019 at 10:30am: Drs. Kerri-Leigh Cassidy and Dallas Seitz of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry will present an overview of the CAGP's programs and initiatives to support seniors' mental health in Canada.

April 2, 2019 at 12:30pm: Dr. Nathaniel Pollock on Aboriginal Mental Health research at the Labrador Institute.

Previous meetings 


Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000