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 7th edition of The Academy.

When does The Academy take place?
This year, The Academy will take place on July 19.

Where does The Academy take place?
The Academy will take place at the Spatz Theatre in Halifax, NS, located inside Citadel High School. The address is: 1855 Trollope St, Halifax, NS B3H 0A4

If travelling from out of town, where is the most convenient place to stay?
We have a conference rate available at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites located in Downtown Halifax. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Academy venue. Visit the accommodations page for booking information. Rooms are based on availability.

How much does it cost to register for The Academy?
This year’s Academy registration is $125 plus tax. This will include all sessions, resources and lunch.

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?
Attendees are able to cancel their registration up to one week before the event. Any cancellations after July 12th will be non-refundable.

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