Cypher parallels the process of musical collaboration with the peer-support method of mental health caregiving.
Just as every musical collaboration is personal and unique, so too is each caregiving experience. Join award-winning peer support caregiver Asante Haughton in conversations with caregivers and premiere Candian music talents on the front lines of mental health. Together, they will unpack key challenges and pertinent issues, providing caregiving insights along the way.
Talking about mental health is powerful - but singing about it is transcendent.
Enter four-time Juno nominee D-Sisive, who will use these insights to create dynamic musical collaborations with poignant perspective, emotional expression, and lessons learned. In each episode, D-Sisive will invite a marquee recording artist to bring the stories of caregivers to life. Asante and D-Sisive's peer support-driven conversation marked an important turning point in D-Sisive's own personal journey. Now the two intend to demonstrate the power in remixing the conversation about mental health.
Saucy Momo and Stories For Caregivers would like to thank the many experts who contributed to the creation of Cypher:
- Sheryl Boswell, Founder/Executive Director of Youth Mental Health Canada
- Tara Muldoon, Founder of The Forgiveness Project
- Sheldon "Solitair" Pitt, Manager/Board Member of The Forgiveness Project
- Ace Piva, co-founder of Over the Bridge
- Faisal Khawaja, RPh, CDE, Operations Manager of Over the Bridge
- David Cho, Individual and Family Therapist with Skylark Youth at MLSE Launchpad
- Rindy Bradshaw and Kirsten Sixt, Program Directors of Teaching Awareness through Puppetry
Saucy Momo creates "video for good." Whether promoting clean water in Kenya, education in Ethiopia, sustainable development in India, or ethical coffee and chocolate production in Ecuador, the punchy little production company only takes on work that makes the world better.
Saucy Momo founder Ken Galloway's writing has been published by The Toronto Star, National Post, MSN and enRoute. He has directed over 50 music videos and short docs for top musical talent including Gord Downie, Macklemore, Nelly Furtado and LIGHTS. Ken is also the former head of video production for advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather, where he directed and produced work for IBM, Dove, Coca Cola, and Tim Horton's, among countless other iconic brands. A few years ago, Ken decided to "defect to the light side," and has been producing video for good ever since.
Saucy Momo is proud and excited to create fresh, authentic, and emotional content for the Stories for the Caregivers online community. Got an idea or initiative that will make the world a better place? Drop Saucy Momo a line!