Media Room

Welcome to the MHPConnector.ca 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.

OAMHP in the News

Mental Health Professionals Struggle Quietly in The Pandemic

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

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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.

https://vimeo.com/320523813/f82299e572

In Between

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xp22IYL2uU

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

https://www.spikeandtoody.com/

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkZl2gsLUp4

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

Sara Dimerman – Help Me Sara Radio Show

Guests on Sara’s Show

Sara Dimerman in conversation with psychologist, Dr. Jemma Helfman, about what we know about selective mutism and how to help children overcome it


Sara Dimerman in conversation with Lisa Tabachnick about how being a highly sensitive parent impacts you and your kids


Sara Dimerman in conversation with anger management specialist, Nicoli Ali, about How to manage your anger rather than letting it manage you


Sara Dimerman in conversation with psychiatrist, Dr. Joan Tucker, about finding your way back to work after a mental health leave.


Sara Dimerman in conversation with video gaming addiction expert and author, Elaine Uskoski about how to successfully battle video gaming addiction.


Sara Dimerman in conversation with Janyce Lastman about the impact of stopping and starting school during the pandemic


Sara Dimerman in conversation with sexual health educator and consultant, Carly Basian, about how to promote healthy sexual development, from toddlers to teens.


Sara Dimerman in conversation with social worker and bereavement counsellor, Lauren Barrett, about how to live through loss.


Sara Dimerman in conversation with Damona Hoffman about The Do's and Don'ts of Dating.


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 info@helpmesara.com

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 info@mhpconnector.ca

Michael Ghent, Managing Editor