Category Archives: Digital peer support

Laughing at madness!

Who would laugh at depression, trauma, and work disaster? Are you a monster! Well…Sometimes the best way to deal with the worst is to laugh in its face. And learning about telling jokes is a great way to face the bad stuff and maybe chuck a few pies! The Laughing Like Crazy program brings together people facing work,  mental, and emotional… Read more »

Our Worries at Age 16 and Today – video

Imagine your biggest worries at age 16…Imagine your biggest worries today. Have things changed? Perhaps, you think about different topics, different people and perhaps you feel things with different intensities. In a recent project (digitaledu at University of Toronto), I was reminded that Everyone Worries and that #worrieschange: How did we get so many people to share their stories?

We are people at work – CMHA

Peer support and workplace mental health are powerful when we connect them to stories. The team at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Calgary has produced a video about experiences of peer and workplace support within the police, financial and oil industries. You can be a mental health champion to make changes in people’s lives and the work place. They… Read more »

Freelancers facing #isolation need #peersupport

Every day, at coffee shops across Toronto, humans plug themselves into laptops. As writers, consultants, entrepreneurs and other freelancers we have the freedom to work anywhere, but we face less certainty and more isolation. Isolation and financial uncertainty can lead to emotional distress, substance abuse, low productivity and sadness. How many tweets and likes can compensate for this? What role… Read more »