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
Art With Impact’s upcoming Alberta workshops include:
- Our Bodies, Our Minds @ Concordia University Edmonton – October 9, 2019 @ 3:30pm
- Movies for Mental Health @ Concordia University Edmonton – December 4, 2019 @ 12pm
- Movies for Mental Health @ Red Deer College – January 21, 2020
- Movies for Mental Health @ NorQuest College – March 19, 2020