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MDO’s Speaker Night Presents

Anita Manley

"The Importance of Smooth Transitions in Care and Stable Housing".

 In this presentation, Anita Manley, (a mother of two) will share her own personal story, highlighting how smooth transitions in care and ultimately finding stable, affordable housing has helped her in her long term recovery from a severe and persistent mental illness. This is a story of courage, strength, persistence and hope.

Anita Manley is a mental health advocate, Board Member,fundraiser and peer facilitator. At The Royal, she volunteers as a peer facilitator for Women's Mental Health and is the first client representative on the Board of Trustees; was a member of the Client Advisory Council for 5 years; former Editor of The Client's Voice Newsletter and she frequently shares her story with many audiences. Anita represented The Royal as Co-Chair of The Champlain LHIN PFAC and as a patient advisor for the Resource Development Advisory Group at Health Quality Ontario. Previously, Anita was a patient advisor for the Champlain Peer Network; The Ottawa Hospital Mental Health Community Advisory Committee and a Board Member of The Canadian Mental Health Association - Ottawa Branch. Anita's special accomplishments include being a FACE of Mental Illness with CAMIMH 2019, a recipient of The Royal’s 2015 Inspiration Award, a Top 40 for 40 year anniversary of The Royal Foundation, a notable Adult Hero on Silken Laumann’s website, Unsinkable, a proud mom of two millennial daughters and most recently a nana. She also writes a blog: Check out her annual fundraising event:

Anita Manley

Friday April 29th 7:00pm 


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MDO speaker night presentations are for information purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent those of MDO.