#ConvoPlate Painting with Routes Youth Centre

At Routes Youth Centre, we like to think of ourselves as a hub. Youth from all over Dundas Ontario come to Routes for many different reasons; the majority of which all begin with a conversation. Routes Youth Centre is a drop in and mentoring centre for youth aged 8-19. We spend our days engaging in … Continue reading #ConvoPlate Painting with Routes Youth Centre

Brock Paints #ConvoPlates

  A group of Brock University students travelled to Burlington yesterday to paint #ConvoPlates for our Foundation. This particular group is from the student club Active Minds which raises mental health awareness on campus and in the community. They were eager to paint and the plates they produced were both imaginative and beautiful! Though it … Continue reading Brock Paints #ConvoPlates

Youth Dance for Mental Health

On Friday Oct 14th, 32 Ottawa youth (ages 6 to 18) will dance to support their mental health. #DanceIsMyExpression is a night of youth choreographed dance in support of mental health. The night will feature dance pieces choreographed by Ottawa youth between the ages of 6 and 18 that are expressive of something they wanted … Continue reading Youth Dance for Mental Health

Dance for Mental Health

Do you have something to share with the world? The Paul Hansell Foundation is hosting a night of youth choreographed dance to give YOU the opportunity to share your story with the world. TO APPLY: Submit the application form to Jolene@PaulHansellFoundation.com by Monday August 1st. #DanceIsMyExpression Application Form Any style of dance is welcome! Ages 5 to … Continue reading Dance for Mental Health

#ConvoPlate: Only 30 days In & Already Making Noise!

Total Number of Plate Moves 1st Goal Met! #ConvoPlate 203 Made it to Premier Wynne 2 #ConvoPlate Visits to the House of Commons MP Karina Gould (5 May 2016) MP Dean Allison (16 May 2016) 1 #ConvoPlate Challenge Students at Kirkland Lake District Composite School challenged Rick Mercer to take the #ConvoPlate. Alan Thicke jumped … Continue reading #ConvoPlate: Only 30 days In & Already Making Noise!

Kirkland Lake School Wants to Get Rick Mercer the #ConvoPlate

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON — 20 May 2016 — Kirkland Lake District Composite School students want to raise the level of conversation about youth mental health. Students in the Senior Drama Class received #ConvoPlate 205 from MP Charlie Angus and hope to pass it to CBC personality, Rick Mercer, to keep the youth mental health conversation … Continue reading Kirkland Lake School Wants to Get Rick Mercer the #ConvoPlate

#ConvoPlate Honoured During Mental Health Week at The House of Commons

MP Karina Gould, Burlington, introduced the #ConvoPlate in the House of Commons. She talked about the important work that The Paul Hansell Foundation is doing to promote youth mental health. Ms. Gould shared her excitement to be involved in the #ConvoPlate initiative. Watch the Video from CPAC about #ConvoPlate and Mental Heath Awareness Interested in … Continue reading #ConvoPlate Honoured During Mental Health Week at The House of Commons

+40 new #ConvoPlate Enter Circulation Today

Burlington, Ontario —5 May 2016—In an effort to get people talking about mental health year round, the Paul Hansell Foundation is putting 40 new #ConvoPlate plates into circulation among a group of prominent dignitaries. Many of the plates will be shared at a special student-written, produced and performed play entitled Beneath Our Skin to be … Continue reading +40 new #ConvoPlate Enter Circulation Today

Brian Hansell talks mental health on Conversations with Goodman

This week’s Conversation with Goodman guest is Brian Hansell, founder of the Paul Hansell Foundation, which he started in 2010 in memory of his son, Paul, who lost his life to suicide. In this podcast, Brian announces a new grassroots campaign the Foundation is starting called #ConvoPlate, which aims to start and maintain conversations about … Continue reading Brian Hansell talks mental health on Conversations with Goodman

#ConvoPlate initiative to spark on-going conversation about mental health

Burlington-based Paul Hansell Foundation launches formal awareness and fund raising campaign as part of Mental Health Week May 2-8 Burlington, Ontario — April 15, 2016 — In an effort to get people talking about mental health year round, The Paul Hansell Foundation is announcing the launch of a unique, grassroots initiative called #ConvoPlate. As part … Continue reading #ConvoPlate initiative to spark on-going conversation about mental health