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Mississauga Arts Council is a champion of Arts for Mental Health Programming in Mississauga… Here are some of the programs happening in our city.

Pocket Art – August 2022

Created and facilitated by Netta Ussyshkin, Pocket Art is a 5-week Arts for Mental Health program. This program takes 15 participants through mindfulness exercises and each week features a different art form – from photography to creative writing to visual art. The program also supports local artists, providing them with paid work opportunities.
Pocket Art is funded through Mississauga Arts Council’s ArtsCare Program Development MicroGrant and generously hosted at Lakeview Discovery Centre in Mississauga.

Other Notable Arts for Mental Health Programs:

ART Rx: Here’s why the Mississauga Arts Council wants to start a ‘social prescription’ pilot in Peel

From depression and concussion recovery to MS, arts have helped Mississauga residents take back their lives Published on The Mississauga News website on October 7, 2021. When Christine Long learned sh…

Federal election a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix the mental health system, says CMHA

The Canadian Mental Health Association calls on federal parties to ensure mental health care is a top priority in the upcoming election campaign.

Rewiring our brains to understand how art promotes mental health

Christine Long's use of visual art to develop new pathways in her brain and her 17 year journey of recovering her physical and mental health.

Ontario Brain Institute: How dancing can boost cognitive health

TVO.org speaks with Sarah Robichaud of Dancing With Parkinson’s about how physical exercise can help the body — and the brain

Mississauga Arts Council receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant for new Arts for Mental Health conference

Mississauga Arts Council receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant for new Arts for Mental Health conference

Art of Wellness Documentary

The Art of Wellness documentary spotlights the important role of the arts and the positive impact that participating in arts-based programming has on our wellbeing, supporting people with high stress,…

Program: Write Around Peel (Writers Collective of Canada)

Open workshops where participants create first draft writing. WCC has 6 essential practices that allow our writers the ability to go deep. We encourage authentic writing!

Program: Arts Wellness at SKETFCH (SKETCH Working Arts)

Various food, art, and mental health resources for youth navigating or on the margins of homelessness.

Program: Contagious Cities (Wellcome)

Contagious Cities was an international cultural programme which supported local conversations around the global challenges of epidemic preparedness. The programme was staged across four cities: Berlin…

Program: Artists in Momentum (Artists in Momentum)

An organization that promotes as as a vehicle for self-care in the workplace and in the community. Provides artists a safe space to express themselves.

Program: Heart House Hospice Programming (Heart House Hospice)

Heart House Hospice (HHH) initiated our health and wellness program in 2015 with a grant from Baxter International.That grant provided us with the preliminary data to apply to the Ontario Trillium for…