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Let’s Talk about Mental Health Conference 2014

March 5th, 2014

Saturday March 22, 11am-6pm, at the University of Ottawa. Everyone welcome – please register by March 19th. Full details coming soon …

 

The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is proud to present our conference “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” on Saturday March 22nd from 11 am to 6 pm. The day will cover a lot of interesting topics like the politics of mental health and self-care. The conference will also feature an art therapy space and group activity at the beginning of the conference.

 

Update:

Full conference schedule and locations now posted:
https://www.facebook.com/events/229795653893060/
 

Workshops topics will include:

  • Living with Depression: self-care and coping strategies
  • How to cope with difficult life challenges in a positive way
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An Introduction
  • The Note that Changed Us: Cultivating Conditions for Learners and Professors
  • Mental Health, as a Legal Concept
  • Disability and Capitalism
  • “Saneism” and Ableism that exists in social activism movements

    And more to be announced!

There will also tentatively be a speakers panel and a discussion group on body image and mental health. More details are to come!

The conference will include a light lunch and snacks. Please note that there will be ASL interpretation, child care, an active listening support space and that all locations for the conference will be physically accessible.
 

Please register for the Conference by contacting the CSD by March 19th at csd@sfuo.ca or 613-562-5800 x 2683 please feel free to let us know about any accessibility requirements, child care needs or dietary restrictions.

 
More info will be posted here and also on the CSD facebook page when it is available.
 

Let’s Talk About Mental Health conference March 9-10, 2013 in Ottawa

March 2nd, 2013

Let’s talk about Mental Health conference

March 9-10 at the University of Ottawa campus
on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory

 

The SFUO’s Mental Health Coalition, in collaboration with the SFUO Campaign’s Department, the Centre for Students with Disabilities and the Peer Help Centre, will host the first ever radical mental health conference hosted by the Student Federation at the University of Ottawa. The conference entitled, “Let’s Talk about mental Health”, aims to take an anti-oppressive approach to reduce stigma and stereotypes associated with mental health and mental illness, bring an understanding to the importance and power of language, and to accept and celebrate mental diversity.

IMPORTANT: Registration deadline March 6th – or March 4th for ASL interpretation  

 

See the schedule outline below,
or click here for the detailed conference information document

 

Saturday, March 9th:

  • 9:15-9:45 breakfast, provided (Location: UCU Terminus)
  • 10:00-11:00 Resisting Mentalism: Becoming an Ally to Mad People and the Consumer/Survivor Community, part 1 by Alisa and Elizabeth (Location: UCU 205)
  • 11:30-12:30 Option A: Resisting Mentalism: Becoming an Ally to Mad People and the Consumer/Survivor Community, part 2 by Alisa and Elizabeth (Location: UCU 205) Option B: Grieving and Mental Health by Simone from Bereaved Families of Ottawa (Location LMX 390)
  • 12:30-1:30 lunch, provided (Location UCU Terminus)
  • 1:30-2:30 Option A: Active Listening and Peer Support by Amanda from Peer Help Centre (Location LMX 390) Option B: The Icarus Project: Radical Peer-based Mental Wellness organizing by Melissa, Anna, Greg (Location: UCU 205)
  • 3:00-5:00 Panel, with break and refreshments (Location: UCU Terminus), details to come
  • 5:30-7:30 Mad Student Society peer support meeting hosted by Alisa and Elizabeth (Location: TBD)

Sunday, March 10th:

  • 9:15-9:45 breakfast, provided (Location UCU Terminus)
  • 10:00-11:00 Proactive self care by Amanda and Alison (Location: UCU 205)
  • 11:30-12:30 Strength and Resilience of Indigenous Women Impacted by Intergenerational Trauma by Colleen and Kristen from Families of Sisters in Spirit (Location: UCU205)
  • 12:30-1:30 lunch, provided (Location UCU Terminus)
  • 1:30-2:30 Option A: Intersectional Approaches to Radical Mental Health Justice: Criminalization, Racialization, Sexism and Ableism from an Anti-Oppression and Decolonization Framework, Part 1 by Abla (Location: UCU 205) Option B: HIV, AIDs, and Mental Health by Sarah from Aids Committee of Ottawa (Location LMX 390)
  • 3:00-4:00 Option A: Intersectional Approaches to Radical Mental Health Justice: Criminalization, Racialization, Sexism and Ableism from an Anti-Oppression and Decolonization Framework, part 2 by Abla (Location: UCU 205) Option B: The Art of Listening: Tapping into the transformational power of skilled listening by Lana (Location LMX 390)
  • 4:00-5:00 Break, or Progressive Muscle Relaxation workshop by Lana (Location: UCU 205)
  • 5:00-8:00 coffee house, refreshments provided (Location: UCU Terminus)

 

Notes:

*Some workshops have a part 1 and a part 2. We would ask that if you would like to attend, you sign up for both parts of the workshop

Brief Accessibility Notes:

All events will be held in buildings with elevators, in spaces that are physically accessible to those using mobility devices, and have washrooms which are also physically accessible to those using mobility devices.

ASL Interpretation is currently tentatively booked. Please notify us by March 4th if you would like that service present.

ASL, as well as other accommodations can be requested in the application form.  

 

Conference Contact Information:
Kyla Harkins, Centre for Students with Disabilities
211F University Centre, 85 University Private
613-562-5800 X 2683
csd@sfuo.ca