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Perspectives on Mental Wellness - An Innovation Town Hall

By Design with Dialogue

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Date and time

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 · 6 - 9pm EST


OCAD University | Room 187 (Lambert Lounge) 100 McCaul St Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 Canada

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An Innovation Town Hall on Mental Wellness

We invite community members to explore the landscape of campus and community mental wellness, the innovation of responsive care, and enhancing health service. With seasoned facilitators and special guests, we take on several big questions, as well as those brought to the dialogue in the DwD circle.

  • How can we move beyond the conventional views of mental health and learn from each other?
  • Are there innovations in community and social health that might enhance awareness and improve mental wellbeing?
  • What might we understand together to cultivate empathy and insight about the experience of emotional and mental health journeys?

The Health and Wellness Centre at OCAD University has pursued a positive, innovative course in engaging students and the campus in dialogues to understand experiences in mental health. Partnering with the HWC in this community-focused DwD, we join students, faculty, and community professionals in an exploration into the experience and struggles of mental health and the context of care and health services.

The Innovation Town Hall starts with several perspectives to learn about current, personal and critical issues in mental wellness and care. Moving from whole group to small group, context stories and health awareness journeys are co-created and shared among groups.

Outcomes of this dialogue will help inform the Health and Wellness Centre’s service and will be listened to as potential designs for service enhancement.

About the organizer

Design with Dialogue (DwD) is an open community of practice learning together to lead organizational & community change through participatory design, strategic dialogues and emerging facilitation methods.

We gather monthly in a continuing practice of designing contexts for shared inquiries. Before we transform society, we transform our thinking through listening, in dialogue.

Join us from 6-9pm on the second Wednesday of every month at OCAD University.

DwD is coordinated by:

Peter Jones
OCADU professor and Principal at Redesign

Stephen Sillett
Process coach and co-executive director of Aiding Dramatic Change ~ in Development 

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