Monday Sept 21 Tuesday Sept 22 Wednesday Sept 23 Thursday Sept 24 Friday Sept 25

10am - 11.30am

Creating a Supportive Workplace

Calltime: Mental Health & FSEAP

1pm - 2.30pm

Support for Performers' Mental Health Before, During, and After COVID-19

Panel discussion

10am - 11.30am

What Would Don Do? AIP Week Special feat. Anand Kanna

Don Parman, Anand Kanna

1pm - 2.30pm

Financial Stress & Impacts on Mood

Dr. Joti Samra

When two pandemics collide

The impact of COVID-19 on the opioid epidemic and on Mental Health

Speaker: Vicky Waldron, Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (CIRP)

Time: 10am – 11am
Date: Monday, Sept. 21st

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.

An overview of concussions and their impacts on your mental health

This fast-paced 90min workshop is led by an experienced health care practitioner and focuses on sharing the latest medical and scientific information around brain injuries and it’s impact on your mental health. The instructor will lead participants through best practices in understanding brain injury, sport risk factors, prevention techniques and concussion management guidelines as it best relates to mental health within the performing arts and production sectors. There will also be a section which talks about concussion prevention & mental health strategies, and a list of valuable resources is provided. The workshop will ensure that there is ample time for specific questions from the audience.

Speaker: Philippe Saucier

Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Date: Monday, Sept. 21st

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.

Creating a Supportive Workplace: How Managers, Stewards, and Supervisors can support Mental Health

If you manage, direct, or oversee the work of others, you can help create a culture of safety, actively supporting the mental health of your team or crew. Learn how to counter stigma, recognize mental health risks and issues, and provide appropriate support.

Panelists

Lyndsay Sieger, Gregg Taylor, Lorrie Ward.

Presented by:

Time: 10am – 11.30am
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22nd

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Liver

Support for Performers’ Mental Health Before, During, and After COVID-19: The Professional Society of Canadian Intimacy Coordinators and Directors

The “new normal” for productions working during a pandemic has increased the awareness of the impact of mental and physical stressors upon cast and crew. How can we create a healthier set dynamic that not only supports the performer but the production as a whole? How can we enter into this new way of working with a stronger understanding of what we ask performers to do and the potential consequences of those asks? What heightened awareness do we need when approaching intimate scenes? Intimacy coordinators discuss past and present protocols that are designed to help performers and productions alike.

Panelists: P. Lynn JohnsonSiobhan Richardson, Amanda Liz Cutting, Megan Gilron, Phay Moores

Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Date: Tuesday Sept. 22nd

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.

Returning to Work and Life in the Era of COVID-19

As Canada begins to slowly open up and lessen the restrictions on physical distancing, many people will be expected to go back to work and regular routine, requiring them to leave the comfort and safety of their house. Having to go back to work during these times can leave many with understandable and increased feelings of stress and anxiety. In this session, attendees will gain useful skills and knowledge for dealing with stress and anxiety about going back to work, and will gain knowledge about how to effectively communicate and manage their concerns – both personally and in the workplace.

Speaker: Dr. Joti Samra

Time: 10am – 11am
Date: Wednesday Sept. 23rd

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.

Maintaining Work-Life Harmony During Demanding Times

We have all heard about the idea of work-life balance. Typically we think of a scale, and imagine putting more weight on the ‘personal’ side to balance the scale. But the reality of our modern-day work lives and structure, combined with life demands and factors such as the increasing cost of living makes balance often impossible. Instead, we should be thinking about how to create harmony between our work and personal lives – where the two are integrated. In this session, attendees will gain useful skills and strategies for cultivating increased harmony, or integration, between their work and personal lives, with the aim of enhancing overall psychological well-being.

Speaker: Dr. Melanie Badali

Time: 1pm – 2pm
Date: Wednesday Sept. 23rd

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.

What Would Don Do? AIP Week Special feat. Anand Kanna

Join Don Parman and Anand Kanna for a special edition of WWDD to discuss mental wellness in the arts and entertainment industries. We will share our experiences and look to our participants for their tools and tips for managing your mental wellness while working in our dynamic industry.

Speakers: Don Parman, Anand Kanna

Time: 10am – 11.30am
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24th

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live. – 11.30am

Financial Stress & Impacts on Mood: Understanding our Emotions around Money & Learning to Effectively Communicate about Money in our Families

For many Canadians, money worries pose more stress than work, personal health, or relationships. Almost half (48%) of Canadians say they’ve lost sleep because of financial stress, and 44% say it would be difficult to meet their financial obligations if their pay is late. We are living in a fast paced world, managing stressful jobs to be able to pay for all of our expenses and live the lives we want to live. This type of sustained stress can have negative impacts on our mood, impacting our work and home lives. However, money is a taboo topic that many of us don’t know how to talk about, even with our partners and families. In this session, attendees will understand their emotions around money, and gain useful skills and strategies for effectively communicating about money.

Speaker: Dr. Joti Samra

Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Date: Thursday Sept. 24th

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.

Sick and Tired: A conversation about stress and fatigue

In the world of pandemics, racism, riots and economic crisis, it’s not unusual to feel like we’re barely hanging on. The unending loop between stress and fatigue is not an easy one to jump off. This session will address the relationship between these two as they battle for our attention, with emphasis on what matters most to control us from spiralling out of control.

Speaker: Mike Harnett

Time: 10am – 11am
Date: Friday, Sept. 25th

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.

Your Mental Health in Entertainment Production: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Peers

Motion Picture and Entertainment Production work is unique, stressful and demanding – and the effects of the pandemic have simply increased the challenges. Now, more than ever, we each need to be focused our mental health and self-care, and supporting that of our peers, friends, and fellow crew and team members. This session will provide practical ideas, insights, and strategies for you to maintaining your own mental health and support that of your peers.

Panelists

Shauna Green, Christina Kasperczyk, Gregg Taylor

Presented by:

Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Date: Friday, Sept. 25th

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Space is limited. If zoom registration is full, you can still take part on Facebook Live.