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The Pardesi Project

Date: Mar. 18, 2021 – Mar. 18, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

The Pardesi Project – a short film initiative aimed at addressing mental health challenges faced by South Asian international students – is a collaboration between Sheridan College, SOCH Mental Health and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.


On Thursday, March 18 starting at 7 p.m., please join us for a free, community-wide, live virtual event that will include screenings of short films on various mental health topics (an introduction to mental health, adjusting to Canada, depression, risky behaviour – alcohol and addressing suicide), remarks from the film’s scriptwriter and director Anuradha Grover-Tejpal, a music performance, poetry reading and more. Be part of an important event that aims to reduce stigma and break down barriers around discussing and accessing supports for mental health.


Watch The Pardesi Project trailer below:




The Pardesi Project builds on the power of storytelling through short films to uncover and address the mental health disparities for South Asian international students. Mental health challenges are of heightened concern for international students as they may face isolation living away from family and friends, language barriers, culture shock and uncertainty navigating new health systems. With the majority of our international students coming to Sheridan from India, we know that initiatives like The Pardesi Project are crucial to supporting learners with culturally aware resources and supports.   



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