Jennifer Campillo

Jennifer Campillo

Speaker Bio:
Jennifer Campillo is Peer Support Coordinator at Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society as well as being on the Board of Directors at the Disability Alliance of British Columbia. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Vancouver School of Theology. She has published an academic article, a short story, and has written for the Richmond News. She has been involved in peer support since 2013, for eight years through Vancouver Coastal Health, and has been in recovery for the same amount of time, though previously she has been diagnosed with a mental health disability since 1999. She has been married to another peer support worker (Jose Campillo) for 7 years.

Presentation: Journaling Resilience in the Pandemic

Part of the pandemic experience for me and the people I work with and help support is learning how to communicate through an activity like journaling. Journaling can function like other creative projects such as poems, short stories, and essays to help create an alternate world view. In this session we will journal about our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic using the Cinderella fairy tale. Through observing and reflecting on some concrete objects from the story - like a glass slipper – we will write into insight, emotion, and through the mental health we all need to express and communicate. If the shoe fits, then we will write about it!

UPDATED: February 27, 2023

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