Category: Reflection

Components: Self-Guided

Components: Self-Guided Timing: 10 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Irit Shimrat’s short video illuminates both the extreme loss of self that is characteristic of emotional and mental crisis and the potential for personal resiliency in difficult circumstances. Educators and learners can use this component to explore patient-practitioner relationships and the potential for different approaches to healing. …

Artefacts: Self-guided Learning

Artefacts: Self-guided Learning Timing: 15 minutes, flexible Mode: In class; Online Ya’Ya Heit makes a very clear connection between Indigenous experiences of mental health and wellbeing and the historical and contemporary context of colonialism.  Begin by having your students read the Learning Lens and Artefacts in Situ sections as background and examine Heit’s art and …

Artefact Evaluation: Nuts Across the Modules

Artefact Evaluation: Nuts Across the Modules Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Project community expert Irit Shimrat also made Question Man, another short video for the History and Practice teaching resources.  Students can view Go Nuts! and Question Man alongside one another and use them as a basis for an in-class or online discussion of …

Artefact Evaluation: Reflecting on Context

Artefact Evaluation: Reflecting on Context Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Bring in (or ask your students to bring in) examples of media and/or popular culture portrayals of madness.  After facilitating a discussion, have your students rework the examples they have brought in to create positive and diverse representations of madness. Use the questions below …

Artefacts: Self-Guided

Artefacts: Radio Plays – Self Guided Learning Timing: 60 minutes Mode: In-class; Online Instructors can assign either Radio Play 1 and its accompanying commentary or Radio Play 2 and its accompanying commentary for students to listen to online or in class.  Students should listen to their assigned play and take note of words and ideas …

Artefact Evaluation: Asking for Funding

Artefact Evaluation: Asking for Funding Time: 30 minutes Mode: In class; Online In September 2015, the Gallery Gachet Collective learned that their primary source of operational funding, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (the regional health) cutting all financial assistance to the organization.  After students have viewed the Gachet video, share news of this decision with …

Artefact Evaluation: Role Play

Artefact Evaluation: Unity Housing – Role Play Timing: 30 Minutes Delivery: In-class These teaching resources were co-created by university instructors and “community experts”, people who have used mental health services. Community experts contributed ideas but also made their own artefacts. The Unity Housing: A Better Way video is one of these artefacts. Community expert Alex …

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 …