Category: Alternatives

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 …

Artefact Evaluation: Ideas for Change

Artefact Evaluation: Edmond – Ideas for Change Timing: 45 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online The coroner’s inquest that followed Edmond Yu’s death resulted in 24 recommendations aimed at preventing such a tragedy from reoccurring.  After explaining to your students the role of such inquests and recommendations, use this document (the jury recommendations begin on page 4) …

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 …

Lesson Planning

Because of Edmond: A Place of Safety and Hope Unit Takeaways Acknowledge that people living with mental health difficulties deserve dignified access to the fundamental necessities of life, i.e. housing, food Understand the critical connections between mental wellbeing and safe, supportive, affordable housing Recognize that crisis interventions with people in emotional distress require empathy, adherence …

A Living Room to Thousands

A Living Room to Thousands: Wellbeing at PARC Unit Takeaways Appreciate that healthy living includes access to safe egalitarian spaces where sociability, privacy, creative self-expression, and the necessities of daily living are available to people as citizens Understand the importance of the drop-in style, member-driven programming, and self-directed services in community services Appreciate the therapeutic …