Category: Audio

Artefacts: Designing Dementia Care – Self-Guided

Artefacts: Designing Dementia Care – Self-Guided Timing: 65 Minutes  Mode: In-class, Online The video footage, audio excerpts and historical photographs and documents in this unit take learners within the walls of Ontario first purpose-built dementia care facility in the late twentieth century.  These self-guided resources are well suited for flipped classroom use with an in-class or …

Past, Present, Future

Past, Present, Future Unit Takeaways Appreciate system user perspectives on mental health policy Understand relations of power in the mental health system (patient/doctor/nurse/staff) Artefacts The artefacts for this unit are three short plays, fictionalized accounts of mental health experiences in the past, present, and imagined future. Play 1: “But Now We Know Better”  (past) Transcript …

Designing Dementia Care

Designing Dementia Care Unit Takeaways Recognize that the inherent ageism in our society permeates policy and practice Appreciate the need to create residential care facilities that afford full and dignified lives for older adults with cognitive or physical limitations Understand that in an institutional setting, the conditions of care and the conditions of work are …

Speaking to History

Speaking to History: Mental Health Policy Unit Takeaways Understand the circumstances and ideas that informed deinstitutionalization policies and how they shaped day-to-day practice and the lives of service users Identify the ways in which restrictions and discipline characteristic of the earlier long-stay mental health hospitals have been reproduced in the bureaucratized mental health and social …

Artefacts: Self-Guided 2

Artefacts: Self-Guided 2 – Doreen Befus Story Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online It is very difficult to uncover the voices and perspectives of the targets of eugenics legislation, but this set of resources shifts the focus from the political to the personal. A selection of the letters and photographs that Doreen Befus donated to …

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 …

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 …

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 …