Category: Graduate

From Stigma to Action Unit

    From Stigma to Action Unit Takeaways Understand the importance of adequate personal and systemic support in ameliorating discrimination and marginalization in mental health Appreciate the role of empathic knowledge informed by lived experience in fostering successful advocacy and activism Artefacts The artefacts for this unit are frontline stories of marginalization, discrimination, and nascent …

1940s Mental Health Radio Plays

  1940s Mental Health Radio Plays Unit Takeaways Relate social norms and notions of normal to the construction of good mental health, as viewed by mental health experts, the media and the wider society Appreciate the power of authoritative knowledge brokers, i.e. mental health practitioners, the media, and public mental health educators in constructing notions …

Artefact Evaluation: The Valleyview Legacy

Artefact Evaluation: Moyra Jones – The Valleyview Legacy Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Introduce this exercise by asking learners to decide on 3 words that best describe Moyra Jones.  Then have students make a mind map or infographic that visually depicts core values embedded within the ideas and practices of Moyra Jones and her …

Evaluate: Dementia Selfie

Artefact Evaluation: Moyra Jones – Dementia Selfie Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online An adaptation of an exercise that Moyra Jones used in her 1990s workshop, this learning activity helps participants situate themselves in the position of a person with dementia. Have students either draw a self-portrait with their non-dominant hand or take a photo …

Artefacts: Self-Guided with Video Clips

Artefacts: Moyra Jones – Self-Guided Learning Timing: 60 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Innovation is a process that involves taking a new idea and giving it value, but it is also about recognizing moments and situations where change is possible, and working with established components to give them additional worth.  Successful innovation involves delivering a product …

Doing Well Through Art at Gallery Gachet

Doing Well Through Art at Gallery Gachet Unit Takeaways Appreciate the connection between art and healing Acknowledge the benefit of stakeholder engagement that fosters meaningful identity and clarity of purpose Value art as social and political engagement Artefact The artefact for this unit is a short 10-minute video based on a powerful interview that team …

Unity Housing – Lesson Planning

Unity Housing Unit Takeaways Recognize the vital roles that safe and supportive housing play in wellbeing Discuss the characteristics and values of best practice as reflected in this module Recognize the value of stakeholder engagement and flexibility in a successful supportive housing model Artefacts This artefact is this 10-minute video created by community expert Alex …

Dementia Care Innovation

Dementia Care Innovation and Moyra Jones Unit Takeaways Consider the diverse factors, stakeholders and processes that engender helpful innovations in mental health practice. Appreciate the potential of a relational dementia care model that fosters service user identity, purpose and dignity by positioning the practitioner as ally and integrating multidisciplinary rehabilitation and health care interventions Understand …