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The Mental Elf

Nadha Hassen

Season 2, Ep. 8

Nadha Hassen is a PhD Candidate at York University in Toronto. In this short podcast interview, recorded at the #Together4Action2022 conference in Baltimore, she talks about her "Park Perceptions and Racialized Realities" community-based participatory research (CBPR) dissertation, which explores the experiences of people of color in greenspaces in two underserved neighborhoods in Toronto, Canada, to examine issues of mental health, wellbeing, equity and inclusivity.Adapting the photovoice process, 18 participants went on over 35 greenspace visits and collected over 200 photos. Recommendations and insights on engaging meaningfully, collaboratively, and iteratively through CBPR and adapting to online methods will be shared.

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