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Brewing Conversations to Promote Men’s Mental Health

June 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Looking forward to Men’s Health Week? So are we!

Join us for a panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities surrounding men’s mental health.

Did you know that men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women? This is a problem we need to talk about, and we’re taking the time, and making the space to do just that. Our panelists are the best in the business and they will share their experiences and expertise to build the conversation.

Your ticket includes:

  • Two drink tickets & food
  • $10 donation to Movember

So come on down, grab a pint of craft beer, and riff with us to brew a better future for men’s mental health!

Fee: $25/ticket

Venue: R&B Ale & Pizza House, 1-54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver

Event Schedule:

6:00 PM – Welcome and Mingle

7:00 PM – Discussion with Panelists

8:00 PM – Q&A with Panelists and Closing


Krista Fisher is a PhD candidate at Orygen and the University of Melbourne funded by the Men in Mind Scholarship through the global men’s health charity, Movember. Krista’s research is primarily focused on men’s anxiety, and its association with other deleterious mental health outcomes such as depression and suicide. Krista’s PhD research study ‘The Men’s Anxiety Project’ has developed the first theoretical model of men’s anxiety (Resisting, Reckoning, Responding) which will improve the identification, assessment and treatment of anxiety in men. Krista’s is passionate about improving men’s mental health outcomes across the lifespan and empowering men’s social networks who play a critical role in mental health recovery.

Dr. David Kealy is an Associate Professor in the Psychotherapy Program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar, and a member of the UBC Men’s Health Research Program. His research interests include identity- and personality-related mental health difficulties, along with psychodynamic and integrative approaches to psychotherapy. He also teaches and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy.

Tony Ganton is a former athlete and long time mental health advocate. Hailing from North Delta, he attended UBC for a degree in psychology and played varsity football as well. He is currently working in the hospitality industry, which he has done for over 10 years, and it’s something he truly love. Over the years, he has learned that mental health is more and more important, especially after losing his identity as an athlete.

“It’s ok to be not ok, things get better.”

Mitch Hermansen is the Director of Development at Movember Canada and has been with the organization for the past 9 years. He’s passionate about changing our assumptions about men’s health and breaking down the barriers that keep men from talking. Prior to his time at Movember, Mitch worked for the humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders, and spent four years working at the financial services firm, KPMG. When Mitch isn’t working, you can find him running triathlons, practicing woodworking or sharing a pint with friends at R&B Brewing!

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