Category: Group Activity

Artefact Evaluation: Unorthodox Alliances

Artefact Evaluation: Unorthodox Alliances Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online The early MPA (Mental Patients Association) has a well-deserved reputation for radicalism, but in this exhibit scholars Geertje Boschma, Megan Davies and Marina Morrow explore how MPA worked simultaneously alongside and in opposition to mainstream mental health.  This process interrupted existing power relationships and the …

Artefact Evaluation: Creating a Play

Artefact Evaluation: Creating a Radio Play Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class These radio plays help us to understand the socio-political-historical context in which madness is defined and managed.  The act of writing a script for a current radio play prescribing “appropriate” behaviour allows students to explore how socio-political influences impact what we see as pathological …

Artefact Evaluation: Themes and Analysis

Artefact Evaluation: Unity Housing – Themes and Analysis Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Write these themes on small pieces of paper: Supportive housing models with democratic processes Members as workers/staff Limitations of low levels of staff Peer support Voluntary participation Isolation and social exclusion Poverty Barriers to education and employment Then distribute these pieces …

Artefact Evaluation: Create a Commercial

Artefact Evaluation: Unity Housing – Create a Commercial Timing: 45 Minutes, flexible Delivery: In-class; Online Before your students watch the video on Unity Housing, split them up into small groups and assign each group a theme to gather insights about: Supportive housing models with democratic processes Members as workers/staff Limitations of low levels of staff …

Artefact Evaluation: Art Multi-Purpose

Artefact Evaluation: Art at PARC – Multi-Purpose Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online PARC’s mission statement is: “A community where people rebuild their lives.” The PARC model of practice positions members as citizens (as opposed to mental health patients) and the organization serves the very necessary function of providing a positive space for healthy living and …

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 …