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Arts for Mental Health Conference Videos and More!

Mississauga Arts Council in partnership with Mass Culture presented the Arts for Mental Health Conference on October 6, 2021. The conference brought together thought leaders from the arts and medical fields to map a way forward for the integration of the arts into mental health practices.

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Arts for Mental Health – Full Conference Videos

The Arts for Mental Health Conference (Full Conference Video – October 6, 2021)
The Arts for Mental Health Conference (Highlights from the Conference – October 6, 2021)

Arts for Mental Health – Support Videos

The Arts for Mental Health Doctor’s Focus Group – led by Dr. Colin Saldanha (September 2021)
The Art of Wellness – a documentary by Susan Ksiezopolski (2021)
Hon. Michael Tibollo discusses the importance of the Arts on Health Treatments at the conference.
Dajit Basra discusses how he incorporates creative expression into his work with clients at Punjabi Community Health Services.
Renae Addis & Mary Beth Moellenkamp of the Peel Children’s Aid Society welcome us to the new Community Hub that will be transformed by mural projects in 2022.

Research Highlight Video Summaries:

In March 2017, Nanos Research released their findings from a random telephone survey of over 1000 adult Ontarians on the relationship they have with arts and culture and how it affects their quality of life. Highlights from this research are presented here to show the astounding results of how valuable the arts are to Ontarians, and that the arts make a significant impact to improve mental health and well-being for themselves, their children, and their communities.

In July 2017, the British All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts Health and Well-Being released, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing. This report demonstrates the powerful effects creative experiences have on medical patients, and how arts of all kinds can be used as not only a treatment option for physical illness, but also mental illness. The arts, arts therapy, and creative experiences are an incredibly viable resource in health care.