Category: Artefact

Us and Them

Us and Them Unit Takeaways Recognize the profound dislocation of self and identity in mental health crises Appreciate the importance (and challenges) of empathic and critically-informed practice in bridging the distance between mental health practitioner and service user Artefact The artefact for this unit is a reflection on the distance between the patient and the …

What If?

What If? Unit Takeaways Recognize stigmatizing attitudes toward mental health and mental health patients, as compared to other medicalized conditions and patients categories Artefact The artefact for this unit is “What If? …Cancer Prisons,” a short satirical essay that contrasts attitudes toward cancer patients and mental health patients. Written by a HiP community expert Lanny …

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 activism by …

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 …

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 …

Artefacts: Art – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Art at PARC – Self Guided Learning Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Hanging on the walls of the Drop-In is art created by PARC members, past and present.  Formal art groups have existed at PARC since the 1990s, but we know that art in various forms was produced at PARC since the very …

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 …