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.

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

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/

HotDocs

HotDocs is one of the world’s outstanding film festivals dedicated to factual content. This year’s festival is available online and features a variety of excellent films related to societal evolution, changing perspectives and mental health. Visit the HotDocs website and enter a search term to find films on topics related to your interests from across Canada and around the world. The festival runs from May 28 to June 7.

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.

Sara Dimerman – Help Me Sara Radio Show

Guests on Sara’s Show

Sara Dimerman in conversation with occupational therapist, Therese Oldfield, about Driver Anxiety and how to get back on the road.


Wellness in the Workplace: how to create and maintain a healthy work culture

Sara Dimerman in conversation with executive coach, corporate trainer and author, Kathleen Redmond.


Kicking Anxiety’s Butt

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Clinical Psychologist, Donna Jacobs


Helping Little Kids Understand the Big World Around Them

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Emmy award winning writer and producer, Susan McLennan.


Sara Dimerman in conversation with author and psychotherapist Dr. Kathy McCoy


My first guest is Colin Chan who is an occupational therapist. He heads up the psychological trauma unit of clinics across Ontario and we will be discussing the A to Z's of Trauma - what this means and how to treat it.


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