WELLINGTON, PEI - November 25, 2014 – Collège de l'Île, in collaboration with the Consortium nation de formation en santé – volet Université d'Ottawa, is proud to present a national conference on mental health scheduled for February 13, 2015, at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa. This event is for all professionals, students and managers in the field of health and education. It will also be presented via teleconference at Collège de l'Île's centres in Wellington and Charlottetown.

Affiche conférence portant sur la santé mentaleDuring the day, well-known speakers will share their expertise. First, Rachel Thibeault, Ph.D., full professor at the University of Ottawa, will examine the theme of resilience. Then, Nicolas Moreau, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and his doctoral student Marie-Pier Rivet, M.S.S., will examine depression from the sociological angle. Next, Stéphane Bouchard, Ph.D., psychologist, will speak on treating anxiety disorders using videoconferencing. In conclusion, Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC, psychotherapist and specialist in compassion fatigue, will present tools to better understand compassion fatigue and burnout.

Registration fees for participants at the remote sites are $35 per participant, or $20 for students.

The registration deadline is February 3, 2015. You can register directly on this website http://www.cnfs.ca/conference-nationale-portant-sante-mentale-cheminer-vers-mieux-etre by clicking the red "Inscrivez-vous" button. For more information, please call Christine Arsenault at 902-854-3010, extension 241, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collège de l'Île is the only postsecondary French-language institution in Prince Edward Island. With three learning centres in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs, customized training and training based on labour market needs. It offers a stimulating, student-focused learning environment that uses cutting-edge technology.

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For more information:
Colette Aucoin
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