We are currently recruiting mothers experiencing symptoms of depression to help us understand the efficacy of our online BEAM program, compared to services as usual, for improving mental wellness in mothers of young children.

You may be eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a mother
  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You have a 18-36 month old child
  • You reside in Manitoba or Alberta
  • You are comfortable speaking and reading in English
  • Have an iOS (Apple) or Android phone or table
  • Are available to attend weekly group Telehealth sessions

To complete the eligibility survey, click here: https://rcsurvey.radyfhs.umanitoba.ca/surveys/?s=8PTJEHLM8R.

For more information about the project, thebeamprogram.com.


We are also currently recruiting parents and caregivers of young children who are receiving or waiting for Neonatal Follow-up Program services, to better understand their mental health, support and stress management needs.

You may be eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a parent or caregiver
  • You have a young child (ages 0-5 years) receiving or waiting for services from the Neonatal Follow-up Program at the Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • You are comfortable reading in English

To complete the eligibility survey, click here: https://rcsurvey.radyfhs.umanitoba.ca/surveys/?s=3R7H9A34JN.


Welcome to the Hearts & Minds Lab at the University of Manitoba! Our lab is located in Winnipeg and co-directed by Dr. Ryan Giuliano and Dr. Leslie E. Roos.

The Hearts and Minds Lab includes an interdisciplinary research team of clinicians, psychological scientists, and student trainees. We apply principles of translational neuroscience to investigate both developmental and clinical science questions. Learning about the mechanisms through which experience is embedded in our brains, bodies, and behaviours helps us to create therapeutic programs to support family needs. Our research falls into three main themes, including: (1) environmental influences on neurocognitive function, (2) identifying caregiving practices that promote child resilience, and (3) dual-generation programs to support families of young children.

Thanks for coming to our website to learn more about what we do. Please feel free to reach out to our team for more information, training opportunities or potential collaborations by browsing to the Get Involved page and our Facebook page.

We respectfully acknowledge that members of the Hearts & Minds Lab live, work, and learn on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on those territories, we acknowledge the harms of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.