Category: Testimony

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 …

Tools for Recovery

Tools for Recovery Unit Takeaways Recognize the importance of peer support in developing coping strategies and new skill sets Value creativity and community engagement as pathways to confidence and wellbeing Acknowledge systemic barriers to recovery Artefact The artefact for this unit is a recovery memoir by community expert Margo Robinson setting out what she thinks …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …