7 episodes

The Calltime Mental Health Podcast is hosted by Gregg Taylor, clinical councillor, President of FSEAP Vancouver and consultant to Calltime Mental Health. This Podcast is designed for the film and entertainment industry to give support, information about mental health, and to reduce stigma related to mental health and substance concerns.

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The Calltime Mental Health Podcast is hosted by Gregg Taylor, clinical councillor, President of FSEAP Vancouver and consultant to Calltime Mental Health. This Podcast is designed for the film and entertainment industry to give support, information about mental health, and to reduce stigma related to mental health and substance concerns.

    Episode 6 - Dr. Allison Crawford Psychiatrist at CAMH, and Chief Medical Officer for 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline

    Episode 6 - Dr. Allison Crawford Psychiatrist at CAMH, and Chief Medical Officer for 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline

    In the final episode of the season, host Gregg Taylor is joined by Dr. Allison Crawford, Psychiatrist at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Chief Medical Officer for the new national 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline. Gregg and Dr. Crawford explore how the holiday season can be a time for family, community and joy, or a difficult season of stress, grief and challenging experiences.

    In episode six, learn how you can navigate the holiday season with self-awareness and new strategies for maintaining your wellbeing and perspective. When times get really tough emotionally for you or those around you, learn how the new national 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Hotline can be of immediate help.

    If you are feeling like you have lost hope and are struggling to cope, if you are dealing with thoughts of suicide, or if you are worried about someone else, 9-8-8 is here for you. When you reach out, a trained responder will listen without judgment, provide support and understanding, and can tell you about resources that will help. A safe space to talk, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

    Call or text 988

    Web: Visit 988.ca



    What is 9-8-8?What is the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)?

    The Centre for Addiction & Mental Health provides education and research information for Canadians through their website: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info

    During the episode, Allison expanded on her SEASONS model (graphic below), a list of top strategies for staying well and resilient through the holidays and beyond.



    Links mentioned in the Podcast:


    988: Help when you need it most - Call or text 988 | Web: Visit 988.ca
    CAMH - The Centre for Addiction & Mental Health provides education and research information for Canadians through their website: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info
    Calltime’s MANAGING HOLIDAY STRESS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE https://www.calltimementalhealth.com/managing-holiday-stress - In this online guide (and downloadable PDF) we explore the reasons why this season can feel so stressful, and why some people get the ‘winter blues’. You’ll find tips and advice for developing plans and creating healthy habits so that you can feel calm and relaxed during the holiday season.

    • 31 min
    Episode 5 - Dagan Nish, Safety Advisor at Actsafe

    Episode 5 - Dagan Nish, Safety Advisor at Actsafe

    In Episode 5 of the Calltime Mental Health Podcast, host Gregg Taylor is joined by Dagan Nish, Safety Advisor at Actsafe. Gregg and Dagan explore mental health models and programs for improving mental health on sets and in the workplace.

    Learn how you can help support mental wellbeing and psychological safety on set. This episode focuses on ways people in the film and entertainment industry can support mental health on set, and discusses training that is available for those who want to build their knowledge and confidence. Accessing these programs will allow union and non-union members to foster and protect mental health on set and continue to end the stigma. 

    What is Actsafe?

    Actsafe Safety Association is a not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries.

    Since 1998, we have been serving our industries by providing resources and training to employers, workers, and supervisors to achieve a healthy and safe workplace. We are always here to provide information relevant to best practices around health and safety in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia.

    Please watch “What is Actsafe?” video to learn more about Actsafe!

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:


    Calltime self-paced learning modules: https://www.calltimementalhealth.com/learning-centre 


    Canada’s Psychological Health & Safety Standards: https://mentalhealthcommission.ca/what-we-do/workplace/ 


    Workplace Mental Health Training (CMHA): https://bc.cmha.ca/workplace-mental-health/


    Mental Health First Aid Training: https://www.mhfa.ca/en/course-types 


    AFC: https://afchelps.ca/resource/mental-health/mhfa/


    National Directory: https://openingminds.org/training/mhfa/standard/

    • 36 min
    Episode 4 - Marlee Poole, Policy and Innovation Manager at VAHS

    Episode 4 - Marlee Poole, Policy and Innovation Manager at VAHS

    Host Gregg Taylor is joined by Marlee Poole, Policy and Innovation Manager at the Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society (VAHS). Through her own personal story and programs available at VAHS, Marlee and Gregg discuss ways in which aboriginal mental health practice can help anyone who is struggling with mental health and addiction.



    What is the VAHS?

    VAHS is a not-for-profit organization offering urban Indigenous-focused health and social services. For more than 30 years, we have delivered programs by and for urban Indigenous people in Vancouver to support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Through services that focus on building relationships and connections, we address inequities in the health care system and promote empowered, healthy communities. 



    Current VAHS services include a full-scope Primary Care Clinic, a Dental Clinic, a cultural wellness program led by Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and Indigenous Early Years programs for children and families. 



    VAHS will be opening a new Healing Centre, with dedicated outdoor spaces for land-based healing, at 52–92 East Hastings in Spring 2025. To learn more, please visit us online at vahs.life.

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:


    VAHS website


    List of VAHS Programs


    Support VAHS


    The Body Keeps Score Book


    VAHS Social media



    Facebook


    Instagram


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    Cultural Program located at 449 East Hastings, Vancouver (Open Mon, Tues, Thurs – Fri 10am – 3:30pm).   


    Reconciliation and Indigenous Mental Health: Counselling and Beyond - CTMH


    Calltime Mental Health VAHS Resource Page

    • 29 min
    Episode 3 - Emily Hill, Case Manager at The AFC

    Episode 3 - Emily Hill, Case Manager at The AFC

    In this episode, host Gregg Taylor is joined by Emily Hill, Case Manager at The AFC (The Actors’ Fund of Canada). Bringing valuable experience from their work at the AFC and on set, Emily discusses the challenges of the stressors working in the film and entertainment industry, and the added strain of inconsistent and disrupted work.



    The episode focuses on ways and tips on how people can access resources, and get help during this labour disruption. Gregg and Emily also touch upon what kind of supports the AFC and Calltime Mental Health offer to help manage their stress and anxiety. 



    What is the AFC? 

    Through compassionate support, the AFC helps Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. You can see what events the AFC currently offers through their website: https://afchelps.ca/whats-on/. 

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:


    The Looking Glass Survey


    The AFC 


    Maintaining Mental Wellness Program


    Designated Sharing Time


    Mental Health First Aid through the AFC


    Navigator


    Calltime Mental HEalth Union Benefits

    • 25 min
    Episode 2 - Murray Baker, Financial Empowerment Manager at FSEAP

    Episode 2 - Murray Baker, Financial Empowerment Manager at FSEAP

    In this episode, host Gregg Taylor is joined by Murray Baker, a Financial Empowerment Manager at Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Bringing over 25 years of experience, Murray Baker shares valuable insights into how to make financial decisions when times are tough, and to set yourself up for success when times are good. 



    Focusing on financial literacy and mental well-being, the conversation offers practical tips for a healthier relationship with money, reducing stress, and promoting overall wellness.



    Join Gregg and Murray for this discussion on managing finances and nurturing mental health, gaining valuable tools for a more secure and fulfilling life

    Links mentioned in the Podcast:


    Financial Empowerment Program at FSEAP


    FSEAP Financial Program Workshops

    • 21 min
    Episode 1 - Alexis Hinde, Assistant Business Agent at the DGC BC

    Episode 1 - Alexis Hinde, Assistant Business Agent at the DGC BC

    In this inaugural episode, host Gregg Taylor talks with Alexis Hinde, Assistant Business Agent and Field Rep with the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia. Alexis was one of the campaigns founding members, and Gregg and Alexis dive into the origins of how Calltime Mental Health came to be and the current work the Society is doing in the film and entertainment industry to meet the unique needs of this sector. Alexis also generously shares with us her own story of hope and recovery, and the impacts of working in film.



    Links mentioned in the Podcast:


    PSA Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2vg8LLZfsU
    Calltime Learning Centre: https://www.calltimementalhealth.com/learning-centre
    Calltime Resources: https://www.calltimementalhealth.com/resources
    Calltime Benefits: https://www.calltimementalhealth.com/union-benefits



    IF YOU ARE HAVING A HEALTH CRISIS OR ARE AT RISK OF HARM TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS, PLEASE DIAL 911.

    IF YOU ARE HAVING A MENTAL HEALTH/EMOTIONAL CRISIS, OR THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CRISIS CENTRE:

    Canada wide: Crisis Services Canada Phone: +1-833-456-4566 24/7/365 Text 45645 Available 4pm – 12am ET (1pm – 9pm PT)

    In BC/Yukon: Toll Free: 1-866-661-3311 or 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433 24/7/365 Chat: https://crisiscentrechat.ca/ Noon to 1AM PT

    • 21 min

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