Category: Discussion

Artefact Evaluation: Taking a Stance from History

Artefact Evaluation: Taking a Stance from History Timing: 45 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online None of the positions occupied by our three Speaking to History respondents existed before deinstitutionalization.  Mental health patients like Jayne Whyte did not live independently and take active roles in consumer organizations.  Service users like Lucy Costa did not go on to …

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons 2

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons – Part 2 Timing: 45 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Students often find policy difficult to understand and can struggle to comprehend how it directly impacts their day-to-day lives.  Health professionals have the same challenge linking policy to everyday professional practice.  The combination of historical documents and audio commentaries in this lesson …

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons 1

Artefact Evaluation: History’s Lessons – Part 1 Timing: 30 Minutes  Mode: In-class; Online Students often find policy difficult to understand and can struggle to comprehend how it directly impacts their day-to-day practice.  The short set of historical documents and 2 audio commentaries in Artefacts: Saskatchewan – Self-Guided can help them work these issues.  Shape your …

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: Self-Guided

Artefact Evaluation: MPA – Self-Guided Learning Timing: 30 minutes, flexible Mode: In-class; Online Customize the station exercise outlined below into a 4-point response sheet that reflects your learning goals for the film and the time which you have available for this exercise.  Students watch the film, either in class or outside of class-time, and complete …

Artefacts: Self-Guided

Artefacts: From Stigma to Action – Self-Guided Learning Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online Living on the frontlines of community mental health during her stay at the Parkdale boarding house, Pat Capponi found an identity and a purpose in her Parkdale boarding house, creating coherence out of the chaos of early deinstitutionalization. What makes her …

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: 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 …

Evaluation: Place Discussion

Artefact Evaluation: Place at PARC – Slideshow Discussion Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online PARC considers everyone and anyone who enters its doors to be a member, and in so doing fosters a sense of member-identity rather than a mental health client or service user-identity. Using the Hanging Out at PARC Slideshow, teachers and learners …