Category: Artefact

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. …

Evaluate: Responding / Working Through

Artefact Evaluation: Mo-Vay’s Way – Responding and Working Through Timing: 15 minutes Mode: In-class; Online MoVay’s Way allows students to engage with complex ideas in an open and innovative way. Students can being by watching the puppet show. Free writing, in response to the puppet show, is a good way to motivate your students to …

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 …

Artefacts: Self-Guided 1

Artefacts: Self-Guided 1 – Sterilization as Law and Practice Timing: 45 minutes Mode: In-class; online Sterilization legislation in Alberta was a legal response to broadly-held eugenicist ideas which understood the larger social good to be dependant on limiting the reproductive capacity of certain citizens.  This set of historical documents and audio commentary allows students to …

Artefacts: Self-Guided

Artefacts: MPA – Self-Guided Timing: 45 Minutes (flexible) Mode: In-class; Online The 36-minute Canadian documentary The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA, is an excellent learning tool for exploring advocacy, activism and promising mental health practice.  Early MPA members still feel passionate about the group that they founded and wanted to make a …

Artefact Evaluation: Create a Commercial

Artefact Evaluation: Unity Housing – Create a Commercial Timing: 45 Minutes, flexible Delivery: In-class; Online Before your students watch the video on Unity Housing, split them up into small groups and assign each group a theme to gather insights about: Supportive housing models with democratic processes Members as workers/staff Limitations of low levels of staff …

Artefacts: Place Self-Guided

Artefacts: Place at PARC – Self Guided Learning Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online “Hanging out” at PARC means something different every day. Whether members chose to play a game of pool, indulge in bingo, come together for movie night, or participate in sing-alongs, drumming circles or dances, PARC provides a space for both casual …

Artefacts: Food Self-Guided

Artefacts: Food at PARC – Self Guided Learning Timing: 15 Minutes Mode: In-class; Online Hunger and lack of good food are a daily reality for many PARC members, for few have access to cooking facilities at home and many cannot buy a month’s groceries on limited disability payments.  So it is no surprise that food …

Artefact Evaluation: Art Multi-Purpose

Artefact Evaluation: Art at PARC – Multi-Purpose Timing: 30 Minutes Mode: In-Class; Online PARC’s mission statement is: “A community where people rebuild their lives.” The PARC model of practice positions members as citizens (as opposed to mental health patients) and the organization serves the very necessary function of providing a positive space for healthy living and …

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 …