Mary Anne Levasseur

Mary Anne Levasseur is coordinator and facilitator of Family Peer Support at Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP-Montreal), Douglas Mental Health University Institute. In addition, she helped establish the ACCESS Open Minds Family & Carers Council, and continues to contribute to its activities. Mary Anne’s dedicated commitment to families and caregivers of youth affected by mental health concerns stems from and reflects her ongoing care and support of her own son.  Mary Anne has extensive experience in peer support work with family and caregivers, and has participated in various family advisory committees and family-focused research projects. She hopes that sharing her experience, knowledge and passion in supporting family caregivers in navigating mental healthcare systems helps them as they assist their youth, and helps ensure a needed focus on families/carers in mental health services and research.