Supporting South Asians Pursuing the Arts with Soch Mental Health

Supporting South Asians Pursuing the Arts with Soch Mental Health

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Online event

Soch Mental Health will be facilitating a workshop to support South Asian artists who face cultural stigma to pursue the arts.

About this event

Soch Mental Health will be facilitating a workshop to support South Asian artists who face cultural stigma to pursue the arts. This workshop will cover but is not limited to the following themes: coping with parental and societal pressures, the key for success, inner happiness, and lack of family support. Soch aims to build skills and strategies to address these themes.

Accessibility:

Those who require additional assistance or support to participate are welcome to send us a request. Please request this assistance at least three days in advance of the event. To do so, or for any additional information please contact accida@brampton.ca

PRESENTERS

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Maneet Chahal-Gill (RN, BScN, MSc) and Jasmeet Chagger (RN, BScN, MSc) are two passionate community change-makers. They have over  a decade of mental health nursing experience and have closely witnessed their family and friends to struggle with mental illness. Along with working in the field of mental health, Maneet finished her Masters of Nursing in 2018 which looked at the South Asian Punjabi community's experience of accessing mental health services for depression in the Region of Peel. Jasmeet’s Masters of Science in Nursing thesis explores the perceptions of alcohol use and the experience of Punjabi families impacted by problem drinking. Both best friends co-founded Soch Mental Health and kicked off their very first workshop in April of 2015. Soch is a community mental health initiative aimed at breaking the silence about mental health in South Asian families.

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