Mental Health in Music: Town Hall Discussion

Wed 15th April 2020

CIMA is pleased to be partnering up with Unison Benevolent Fund and CAMH with a webinar available to artist and industry professionals.

Session Description: As a result of the developing COVID-19 pandemic, artists and industry workers alike are facing all-new threats to their sources of livelihood and support. While adapting alone to the financial implications of cancelled tours and record releases can prove to be mentally taxing, the weight of the virus’ potential social impact and the sudden enforcement of physical distancing protocols provide additional challenges in their own right. At times like these, mental health and community support are of paramount importance. Join CIMA and the Unison Benevolent Fund as we host CAMH’s Dr. David Goldbloom and Catherine MacLellan on Wednesday, April 15th at 1 PM (EST) for a public webinar discussing tips and strategies to maintain mental health and preserve community during uncertain times. 

For additional details or questions, you would like to ask please contact Membership Coordinator Sam Rayner

When: Wednesday April 15th 

Time: 12:45 PM-2:00 

Where: Zoom Webinar Call

Price: Free  

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Speaker: David S. Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Goldbloom was born in Montreal and raised in Quebec and Nova Scotia. He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government, at Harvard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom's activities have been recognized and awarded by his peers and students. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has provided talks and lectures to student, professional and public audiences. He is the editor of two textbooks in psychiatry and co-author with Dr. Pier Bryden of the best-selling book “How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist”. He maintains an active clinical and teaching role at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health where he serves as Senior Medical Advisor. He served as Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Board of the Mental Health Commission of Canada from 2007 to 2015. He is a member of the Boards of the Graham Boeckh Foundation,, and the CAMH Foundation. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Goldbloom is a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. 

Moderator: Catherine MacLellan   

Catherine MacLellan is one of Canadian folk music's true gems. The acclaim for her work is significant with numerous awards including a 2020 Juno nomination for her latest release COYOTE in the Contemporary Folk Album of the Year category. This is the same award she took home in 2015 for her standout album, The Raven's Sun.

In 2017 Catherine completed an album If It's Alright With You: The Songs Of Gene MacLellan, in tribute to her songwriting father, as well as a stage show and a documentary that has shone a light on his life, success and struggles with mental health. Catherine has become an advocate for reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and has been able to talk to this subject on a local, national and international level, speaking at wellness events and appearing on such shows as CBCs the Sunday Edition and Q.

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