How men can take ownership of their own mental health


Registered Psychotherapist Mícheál O’Rourke discusses men’s mental health, the taboo around it and ways to support oneself. Watch the video to learn more about how men can take steps to nurture their mental health.

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Meet the expert: Mícheál O’Rourke

Mícheál is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). He has also been a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.

Mícheál currently co-leads several projects across the Centre for Mental Health at University Health Network (UHN). This includes providing leadership and supervision within the Community Mental Health program and UHN’s 2021 Centre for Mental Health Accreditation process. Mícheál provides supervision to qualifying members of the CRPO and other colleges in the province of Ontario

In affiliation with the University of Toronto, he provides leadership to Psychiatric residents completing their internship within UHN’s mental health programs. In previous roles, he has also served as co-facilitator of St Michael’s Hospital Community Addiction program in Toronto.

Mícheál has worked in both public and private health sectors, as well as educational and employment settings. He has worked in multiple healthcare systems including the NHS in the UK and the HSE in Ireland. He has a particular interest and passion in working closely with men and helping them resolve mental health and substance use challenges.

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