The Spoken Word – Part 3 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

The Spoken Word – Part 3 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] Everyone and anyone has the ability to create and express themselves in writing. I think sometimes we focus too much on it has to be a good poem, or if not a poem, it could be a painting, a piece of art, a song – it has to be good. Actually, sometimes you can […]
Where We Work – Part 1 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Where We Work – Part 1 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] Our mission is to remove the stigma around mental health within the workplace, but really, what we mean when we talk about this is that we want to normalize conversations around mental health throughout the workplace so that everybody can feel comfortable talking about their own mental health, asking questions about mental health, and […]
The Music In You – Part 7 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

The Music In You – Part 7 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] This interview could save someone’s life. I mean, that’s how important what we’re doing is. Sometimes we under look it or we undermine it, but it’s really that important. You never know. This could get shared on someone’s Instagram. Someone that’s about to harm theirself could see it. I could say something that could […]
The Great Outdoors – Part 3 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

The Great Outdoors – Part 3 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] Throughout the country, the RSPB will be running activities on their reserves. That could range from – We have a Baby Birds program here, which is for preschoolers, so mums and dads and toddlers come along. If the weather is good we’ll do outside activities with them like pond dipping, bug hunting. So there’s […]
The Music In You – Part 9 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

The Music In You – Part 9 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] Nordoff Robbins music therapists work with people of all ages and all kinds of life situations, so we work with really little toddlers with their parent. We work with children with developmental delay, and autism, and emotional behavioral difficulties. We work with people who have had head injuries and strokes, people who have cancer. […]
A Sound Investment #1

A Sound Investment #1

(muffled speech) Imagine a child falling behind in school because he can’t understand his teacher. Or going to a movie, concert or the theater just to hear white noise and echoes. (muffled speech) Why attend church if you cant hear the message? Airports and public transportation? You run the risk of missing a gate change […]
Understanding OCD – Part 5 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding OCD – Part 5 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] It’s not just the sufferers, you know? We’ve all got families, and it affects the family. It affects the workplace. It affects every aspect of your life. And OCD Action provide support and resources to everybody. We offer a helpline, so an email and phone helpline, which is a listening and information service. We […]
Understanding OCD – Part 4 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding OCD – Part 4 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] I’m running 230 kilometres through the Amazon rainforest of Peru. The actual event is called the Jungle Ultra, and I’m doing the event to raise money and awareness for OCD Action. Why do I take on these massive challenges? My answer is this. Number 1 – it gives my pain some kind of purpose. […]
Tell the Ministry of Education: Protect Music Ed!

Tell the Ministry of Education: Protect Music Ed!

Music is important to me because it’s been my whole life since I’ve Turned the age of three; the only education I received from that point on has been through The education system in Canada, which started with public school, of course I became less anxious, less socially awkward and I was starting to get […]
Understanding Hoarding – Part 2 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding Hoarding – Part 2 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] What is happening, is that housing, who are the landlords, are not social-care trained, are not mental-health trained, have the onus of the problem because it’s their property, so they are, sort of, put in the position of reaching out to social services, reaching out to mental health services, and being told there’s nothing […]