Reinforcing the need to advocate for mental health awareness in educational settings.


What is the Mental Health Academy?
The Mental Health Academy is a signature TeenMentalHealth.Org event furthering education in mental health using evidence-based research and programs.

How many editions of The Academy have taken place?
This year will be the sixth edition of The Academy.

When does The Academy take place?
This year, The Academy will take place on July 9.

Where does The Academy take place?
The Academy will take place at Saint Mary's University. The venue address is: 923 Robie St. Halifax, NS.

If travelling from out of town, where is the most convenient place to stay?
Saint Mary's University offers both apartment and dorm style accommodations on campus. These accommodations include free on-campus parking, internet and breakfast. Accommodations can be booked directly through the university by clicking here.

There are also many hotels located nearby in the downtown core.

How much does it cost to register for The Academy?
$80.00 (plus tax and online registration fees). On-campus parking is optional and can be purchased for an additional $10.00. Register today!

What are my parking options?
On-campus parking is optional and can be purchased for an additional $10.00. There is also plenty of on-street parking surrounding the university that can be used.

Are meals included at this conference?
Yes. Lunch and nutrition breaks are included in your registration fee. When registering for The Academy, please notify organizers of any dietary restrictions.

When can registrants select their breakout sessions?
The schedule is currently being developed. Expect it to be comprised of plenary and breakout sessions. Once it is complete, registrants will receive an email prompting advanced registration for breakout sessions. These will be offered on a first come, first serve basis and attendance will be capped. 

What is the conference's cancellation policy?
The registration deadline is July 2, 2018 or when at capacity. Full refunds can be made until July 2. There will be no refunds after July 2, 2017. Should attendees wish to cancel, they can request through Eventbrite and refund amounts (based on the aforementioned dates) will be returned on the card/account in which the initial payment was made. 

Is the Mental Health Academy active on social media?
Yes, you can find The Academy on various social media accounts and contact by email:


I learned much more than I expected and am finding myself thinking a lot about things that were presented, students that I have had in the past and how I would deal with them differently now that I have more information.
— Past Participant