In the middle of the pandemic, at a time where people are unable to meet their loved ones, go out for new experiences and make new connections, W_I_P was started as a way to connect people and for them to share about things impacting their mental well-being.
Introduction of all participants, explanation of the chosen mental-wellbeing topic (such as self-care, resilience, mental health for all) and reflective individual and group based activities, along with practical takeaways. We use games, art, doodling and movement-based activities, along with conversations to make it fun. Audio and video on is encouraged, but voluntary since the premise of the session is to make everyone feel comfortable to share and open up about their experiences.
Ensuring that it is a safe space for everyone to open up and talk freely, respecting that some may choose not to participate equally, being sensitive of chosen language, preferred pronouns and overall vocabulary.