Looking for a few good men – Asian men


Asian Research PostcardAre you an Asian man? Are you interested in mental health stigma? We are looking for Guest Speakers for a research project!

The project is called  Strength in Unity ‘Reducing stigma of mental illness in Asian (South, East, South East Asian) men’ and  is being run across Canada in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver in partnership with many universities. In Vancouver, SFU is the primary University, and we have co-investigators from UBC and VCH involved in the project.  The project is ongoing until mid-2016.

We are currently looking for Asian men with lived experience who are keen to share their experiences with research participants.  Guest speakers are provided an honourarium for sharing their experiences.  We would also invite guest speakers to join our Advisory Committee with other key members and stakeholders who would help guide our research and provide input when needed as we run this project.  Most likely we would need your input 2-3 times a year as an advisory committee member.

Would you be interested in joining as a Guest Speaker and/or an Advisory Committee member?
If so contact the project coordinator:

Sukhdeep Jassar, MPH
Vancouver Site Coordinator
Strength in Unity,  Reducing Mental Illness Stigma (R-MIS) Study Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU Harbour Centre
3120 – 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 5K3

few good men study posterProject Study Information

Our study aims to evaluate two mental health training workshops on their ability to reduce stigma of mental illness with South, East and Southeast Asian men. The study is funded by the Movember Foundation and is happening in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Our research team in Vancouver includes investigators from SFU, UBC, and Vancouver Coastal Health.

Participants must meet the following requirements:

1. Men
2. 17 years and up
3. South, East, and Southeast Asian (self-identified)
4. Either:
a. Interested in mental health and well being, or
b. Have lived experience with mental illness, or c. Have supported someone with mental illness

Participants will be compensated for their time and travel costs ($55 for each workshop attended). We will hold information sessions (30-45 minutes) to ensure that participants understand the study and meet the requirements. Each eligible participant will be compensated $10 for his time to attend an info session.

Register online! www.Strength-in-Unity.ca/Join-Us<http://www.strength-in-unity.ca/join-us>

After registering online, we will send an email with upcoming information session dates.

Mental Health Training Workshops

The workshops will provide people the skills needed to address life challenges and to work towards broader social changes related to stigma and discrimination. At the end of this study, we will examine the workshops for their effectiveness in reducing stigma of mental illness. No drugs are given. No physical tests are required. Mental illness diagnoses or documentation is not required.

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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Attached Looking for a few good men poster

Vancouver Research Team
Marina Morrow, PhD SFU (Co-Principal Investigator)
Stephanie Bryson, PhD UBC
Rod Lal, SFU
Sri Pendakur, VCH

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Sukhdeep Jassar, MPH
Vancouver Site Coordinator
Strength in Unity, Reducing Mental Illness Stigma (R-MIS) Study Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU Harbour Centre
3277 – 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Email: stiu@sfu.ca<mailto:stiu@sfu.ca>
Phone: 778.782.9227.
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