Researchers to share mental health projects in short presentations

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Health research at Brandon University (BU) will be in the spotlight at a special online event open to the public this month.

On Wednesday, June 16, from noon to 1 p.m., six research projects will be presented in short talks on topics related to mental health, including access to service in rural areas, psychological problems in young adults, and the use of art in therapy.

The presentations will follow the PechaKucha or 3MT formats. PechaKucha, which translates to chit chat in Japanese, involves a presentation of 20 slides for 20 seconds each. The 3MT, or three-minute thesis, format involves the use of just one slide for the entire presentation.

To register for the ZOOM session please email Chrisy Paddock at

The event is being presented by the Faculty of Health Studies Research Development Steering Committee and BU’s Centre for Critical Studies of Rural Mental Health (CCSRMH).


Building a Recovery-oriented Environment in Acute Care Psychiatry
Andrea Thomson, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, CCSRMH Research Affiliate

Exploring patient perceptions regarding the therapeutic use of art in mental health recovery
Jillian Thomas, Department of Psychiatric Nursing Graduate Student

“You’ve got to get someone else in there to help out”: Men’s mental health service use navigation in rural Manitoba
Madeleine Kruth, Research Assistant to the Rural Community Health Lab and CCSRMH Community Affiliate

“The message is you don’t exist.”: Exploring Lived Experiences of Rural LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) People Utilizing Healthcare Services
Nadine Henriquez, Nora Ahmad, Department of Nursing

The Mental Health Crisis in Young Adulthood: Targeting Psychological and Identity Problems
Barbara M. Gfellner, Professor Emeritus, Psychology

System Change and Social Justice: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy in Manitoba
Dana Naismith, Department of Psychiatric Nursing; Kristen A. Hardy, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Studies


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