Let’s talk about it: Using film to start conversations about mental health

It’s well-known that early intervention and prevention are the most effective ways to address mental illness, but starting a conversation with students about mental health can be hard. While films and videos are great ways to introduce the topic, they also present unique challenges such as triggering audience members. Over the past few years, 10 Albertan post-secondary campuses have collaborated with the charity Art With Impact Canada (AWIC) to create brave, film-based spaces to safely explore mental health issues and connect students with resources. In this webinar you will hear from a few of these campuses, and provide your feedback for how AWIC can better serve our region through a Train-the-Leader model that has the potential to embed arts-based dialogue in our schools.

To view the film that attendees watched together during the webinar, please visit https://artwithimpact.org/film/little-elizabeth/.

Resources Shared in the Webinar

Films for Thought: Discussion Leader Training 1-pgr

Art With Impact’s upcoming Alberta workshops include:

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie at [email protected]. We have also started a group on the Community Hub where we will be continuing this conversation.