Dr. Ian Manion

Dr. Ian Manion (PhD, C. Psych)

Mental Health Advisor

Dr. Manion is a clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked with children, youth and families for over 30 years.  He is an adjunct professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa.

Currently, he is the Director of Youth Mental Health Research at the Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research. He is also Co-Scientific Director for the Network of Centres of Excellence International Knowledge Translation Platform for Integrated Youth Mental Health Care.

Dr. Manion is actively involved in research on mental health promotion, youth depression and suicide.  He has a particular interest in systems research and how services are organized to best meet the mental health needs of youth.

He is a committed advocate for child and youth mental health sitting on local, provincial, national and international boards and committees.

Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ Réseau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada and in Europe.  This program strives to understand the mental health issues facing young men and women, and to better address these issues with sensitivity to gender, age, culture, and geography.