Ian Manion

Scientific Director of Frayme

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.  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.  He is co-scientific director for FRAYME, a newly funded international Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Knowledge Translation Platform focusing on integrated youth mental health care globally. Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ Réseau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada as well as in Europe.  Ian is a person with lived experience and was one of the spokespersons for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign in 2018.