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.

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

Sara Dimerman – Help Me Sara Radio Show

Guests on Sara’s Show

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Amy Kung-Oliver, owner/operator of Old Mill Alpacas, about the human-animal bond.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Reset Zone App founder, Heather Skoll, on simple solutions to everyday stressors.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with psychologist Leonard Carr about how to live with and tolerate uncertainty.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with science fiction writer and futurist, Robert J. Sawyer responding to the question "Do you ever feel like you're living in a science fiction novel?"

Sara Dimerman in conversation with founder of Playworks, Lori Pearlstein on the importance of play (for adults too).

Sara Dimerman in conversation with her daughter, Chloe, who is a university student, about managing changes on campus during covid.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with education consultant, Janyce Lastman, about how Covid has changed schools and classroom learning in our "new normal".

Sara Dimerman in conversation with collaborative family lawyer Anna-Marie Musson on How to stay out of court when divorcing.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with psychologist, Dr. Noah Lazar on OCD and what it's all about.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with psychologist, Vera Roncon, on the topic of Help....I think Im married to someone with ADD.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Janice Goldmintz about how to cope after the loss of a child.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with family mediator, Laura Tarcea about how to best protect your children from the stressors of divorce.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Social Worker, Francis Atta, about how parents, and youth, can flip their lives around

Sara Dimerman in conversation with social worker Eleanor Silverberg about when aging parents need more help than they can give

Preparing for the "new normal" of learning, starting now!
Sara Dimerman in conversation with Education Consultant, Janyce Lastman

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Psychologist, Cecilia Arscott, and her son, Matthew Melchior about whether or not children of inter racial couples are raised “colour blind”.

Sara Dimerman in conversation for Dr. Thomas Verny about Pregnancy: The impact of stress on you and your unborn child and what you can do about it.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with author, Katherine Love, on learning to accept and embrace one's self

Sara Dimerman in conversation with realtor, Valerie Chubey about how to find better peace of mind when buying or selling your home.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Suzanne Dennison, psychotherapist, author and President of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, discussing who to call when you need help with your mental health

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

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