Objective: Holistic Wellness
This series comprises of wellness programs to provide tools and methods to achieve optimum levels of health and wellness. We have collaborated with trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ inclusive mental health professionals guiding a maximum of 20 artists per session into finding their creative solace.
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Objective: Produce Art
In this very specialized and unique series, leading mental health professionals and subject experts, who understand the trials and tribulations of being an artist, will guide and share their methodologies to overcome obstacles and unlock your creative flow.
PREVIOUS SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS
THE A4MH WELLNESS SERIES
January 4, 2021- February 17, 2021
We were very grateful to be able to host our first online Wellness Series via ZOOM thanks to The Canadian Red Cross & Employment and Social Development Canada. COVID-19 has caused isolation and uncertainty amongst everyone. We decided to bring the community together for a Wellness Series (at no charge) that included Mindful Self-Compassion, Meditation & Yoga, and Informative Workshops. We all came together, helped one another and made a bad situation better!
MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION WORKSHOP
Mindful Self-Compassion is a mindfulness-based compassion practice. The workshop was led by Sarah Gray, an instructor trained with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
“The practices will allow each person to explore their own journey with being mindful and self-compassionate. By first being mindful we can recognize what we are feeling and begin to address those feelings. One of the ways we can address these feelings is by being self-compassionate. This allows us to approach emotional challenges with more attention, kindness and care.”
SISU LABEL COLLABORATION
We were thrilled to collaborate with SISU Label. After months of design talks we launched our official t-shirt in November of 2019. With each purchase 20% would be donated to the organization of our choice:
Go check out @SISULABEL on Instagram.
FABULIST THEATRE COLLABORATION
"Fabulist Theatre has always found a charity to donate to which falls in line thematically with their productions. While not directly related, the company rightfully believes that Artists For Mental Health’s cause resonated with the messages of Dracula. The change in season, holidays, people and life changes in general can cause a drain on anyone's mental health, especially artists who have to deal with all this while being in shows."
For Dracula: A Modern Radio Play, Fabulist Theatre donated 50% to Artists For Mental Health and 50% to Fabulist so they could continue to create content and support artists and community groups.
For our first-ever creative and collaborative media project, our founder and Executive Director, Kathryn Robinson decided to set up a Mental Health photoshoot to bring together like-minded individuals. With over 12 beautiful volunteers (comprising of actors, models, writers, make-up artists, and photographers), Artists for Mental Health was born in 2018.