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

Burlington-Based Paul Hansell Foundation Launches Formal Awareness and Fund Raising Campaign as Part of Mental Health Week May 2-8

Burlington, ON — 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 of Mental Health Week, 30 new #ConvoPlate plates will be put in circulation on May 5th at a special … Continue reading Burlington-Based Paul Hansell Foundation Launches Formal Awareness and Fund Raising Campaign as Part of Mental Health Week May 2-8

One Brave Night for Mental Health

This month, the Paul Hansell Foundation participated in One Brave Night for Mental Health, and event at Brock University to one for the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health. Michelle Balge, fourth-year sociology student at Brock University and co-organized of the event, shares here experience: “On Friday March 4th, 2016, Brock University hosted an overnight event … Continue reading One Brave Night for Mental Health

High School Students Get Artsy for Mental Health

This month, students from Mrs. Fuller’s art class at Assumption Catholic Secondary School joined the Paul Hansell Foundation at the Art Gallery of Burlington to help make the #ConvoPlate–>a plate that gets people talking about mental health. Grade 12 student Patricia Schiller talks about her experience making the plates:  “Over the past two Saturdays I was … Continue reading High School Students Get Artsy for Mental Health

Paul Hansell Foundation Announces a Five-Year Commitment to Support Music Lessons for Youth

BURLINGTON, ON – The theme of this year’s International Youth Day (August 12) is Mental Health Matters. In honor of this, the Paul Hansell Foundation is proud to announce a five-year commitment to the Reach Out for Center for Kids (ROCK) Burlington and the Paul Hansell Hand Up Fund to support music lessons for youth. The Paul … Continue reading Paul Hansell Foundation Announces a Five-Year Commitment to Support Music Lessons for Youth

Words Matter as We Fight to Eliminate Stigma

December 7, 2010 is a day I will never forget, though its not so much a memory as it is this vivid video I’m trapped in as it plays back in my mind. The phone rang. Matt answered it. Looking scared and confused, he passed the phone to me saying, “It’s your mom,” and I felt … Continue reading Words Matter as We Fight to Eliminate Stigma