Media Room

Welcome to the Media Room.

Here you will find a variety of audio and visual content related to mental health chosen by the OAMHP and its members.

Watch it, share it and let us know what you think.

Hot Docs Mental Health Film Series

When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. In the lead up to the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28, Hot Docs are showcasing free docs-and-conversations about mental health and mental illness.

Films will be available to stream from January 4-28 and culminate in a live panel discussion hosted by Etalk’s Tyrone Edwards, and featuring special guests, on January 28.

Meet Jane Alway, incoming President of the OAMHP

Jane Alway assumes the role of President at the AGM on September 24, 2020 for a two year term.

Everyone has a mental health story.
Talking about it shouldn't be taboo.

Art With Impact Canada (AWIC) is a registered charity whose mission is to promote mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. We use the arts and creativity to promote discussion about mental health, and reduce stigma around mental illness. Shame, isolation and fear are some of the biggest barriers keeping people from seeking support for mental health, but art and media have a unique ability to help us explore issues that are difficult to define and rarely given space. AWIC is committed to a future where artists are revered as cultural icons of courage and change, enabling young people to communicate freely and fearlessly about their mental health.

The OLIVE Film Collection is the world’s most diverse library of short films about mental health.

Art With Impact - Short Films From Canada

The New Yorker Documentary: A Life-Altering Decision to Enter Therapy

Thought Provoking Shorts

I'm Fine


Director: James Dunnison, 2019, 4 minutes

When his demented mother falls in the bathroom, a young man has to negotiate with her through the locked door in order to get in and help her.

Themes/subjects: dementia, anosognosia, and parenting a demented parent.

In Between

Une jeune femme se fait suivre par un crocodile qui représente sa timidité. Comme il lui empoisonne sa vie, elle tente par tous les moyens de s'en débarrasser.

A young woman is being followed by a crocodile who represents her shyness. As he makes her life a living hell, she tries by every means to get rid of him.

We All Have Mental Health

We All Have Mental Health is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It has been created for young people in Key stage 3 and can be used with accompanying teaching resources.

We’ve partnered with Spike & Toody to add some animated films on mental health for kids

TED Talks

How to manage your mental health TEDxClapham

Speaker: Leon Taylor

July 2018

Due to COVID-19, many of us have limited opportunities to get out and get moving. This ted talk goes over the importance of physical movement and its effect on mental health. Keep active as best you can.

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health.

Coronavirus Is Our Future | Alanna Shaikh | TEDxSMU

Global health expert Alanna Shaikh talks about the current status of the 2019 nCov coronavirus outbreak and what this can teach us about the epidemics yet to come.

Laurel Braitman - The Mental Health Benefits of Storytelling for Health Care Workers

One-Day Introduction to the model for Gay Male Mental Health Professionals

Sara Dimerman – Help Me Sara Radio Show

Guests on Sara’s Show

Sara Dimerman in conversation with advocate, group facilitator and parent of a transgender son, Giselle Bloch, about understanding what transgender means, from a parent’s perspective.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Ottawa based psychologist, Jayni Bloch, about how to tap into your creative and intuitive self.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with singer/songwriter, Shir Azari, about how song soothes the soul and how her mental health concerns inspired her to write her new release, Not Alone.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with author Jane Doucet, about finding your recipe for career satisfaction.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Allison O'Connor, founder of Dreams Come True Music Studio, in London, Ontario, about her journey towards international adoption.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with writer and podcaster, Samantha Kemp Jackson, about parenting through pain.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with education consultant, Janyce Lastman, on how students parents and teachers are adjusting to the "new normal" of learning.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with career counsellor, Brittany Shields, about helping post secondary students find the “right” career path.

For older episodes of the podcast, visit the link below:

Want to be a guest on Sara’s show? She welcomes colleagues who are passionate or expert in a specific area to contact her about joining her as a guest on the show.

Sara Dimerman

Submit Your Media

The MHPConnector welcomes audio and visual content related to mental health and wellness from Canada and around the world. You can suggest content you have made yourself, with others, in your school or have seen online and want to share it with our community.

Send us an email to find out more

Michael Ghent, Managing Editor