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Buy a shirt. Save a life.

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with Brantford Apparel and Maya McKeag to produce a limited edition line of merchandise to help raise funds for our “Supporting Act” Peer Support Program. From January 10-23, $10 from each t-shirt, crewneck, or hoodie sold will go directly towards helping music industry insiders get the mental health support they need. So now, you can help support mental health & recovery services — and look good doing it. Click Here to Shop now and help us keep the music going.

January 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|

FREE Anti-Stigma Kit Masterclass

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over The Bridge is excited to partner with human performance coach and wellness expert Catherine Harrison to bring our community members a FREE online masterclass! Society is beginning to notice the stigma associated with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, and there's general agreement that things need to change. "Catherine Harrison created the Anti-Stigma Starter Kit, a short masterclass that examines how stigma in the workplace negatively impacts us all. You can access the 28-minute online course and download the reflection guidebook and resource page FOR FREE. CLICK HERE

December 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Importance of Peer Support

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over the Bridge is proud to announce that we've partnered with TheatreArtLife to co-promote a very important social media content series called The Importance of Peer Support. Beginning on Monday, Nov 29th, Over the 6 weeks, we'll be working together to break down peer support and how it can benefit the artistic community. "Careers in entertainment are tough! We don't work the normal hours, days or routines like many in the 9 to 5 world. Here at TheatreArtLife, we see people from all over the globe working across the spectrum

November 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) –Today is World Mental Health Day — the perfect day to announce our brand new content series called Artist Spotlight: The Story Behind The Music. Each week we’ll be shining a spotlight on artists, their songs, and the stories behind them as they relate to issues of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Suicide Survival, and Messages of Hope. Stay tuned for our first episode this Thursday, where we’ll hear from X. ARI about their song As You Are. If you’re an artist who’d like to be involved in this program,

October 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Over the Bridge Launches Supporting Act to Provide Enhanced Peer Support Services to the Music Community

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over the Bridge is excited to announce the launch of Supporting Act, its new and improved peer support program to foster greater mental health and wellness for members of the music community. With Supporting Act, Over The Bridge will be able to offer stronger support to the music community across a variety of channels. “Over The Bridge Supporting Act takes a person-first approach to peer support. This person-first approach puts the person before their struggles, describing what the person ‘has’ rather than asserting what the person ‘is’,” said Ace Piva, Co-Founder and

July 26th, 2021|Featured|

Over the Bridge Welcomes New Additions to its Board of Directors

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over the Bridge is thrilled to welcome the addition of several new board members to the organization’s structure. With this update, the new board now stands at eight members. “I am personally delighted to welcome such a strong group of new board members, and I look forward to serving with each of them over the next two years.” said Ace Piva, Co-founder and Executive Director of Over the Bridge. “Together we are continuing to build our organization’s ability to serve our community and support musicians, crew members, and all

July 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Smoke & Felt Partners with Over The Bridge to Change the Conversation on Mental Health

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) – Over The Bridge is proud to announce its latest partnership with Smoke & Felt, a full-service marketing agency that stands at the intersection of technology and progressive politics. Founded by Matt Dusenbury after more than a decade delivering innovative solutions to complex marketing and communications challenges, the company began with a focus on creating digital books and other media for progressive Canadian clients and publishers. Smoke & Felt will collaborate with Over the Bridge on its media and communications to extend the great work the Toronto group has already done building its community and support

May 11th, 2021|Featured|

Awareness Film Festival- I HEARD SARAH

Over The Bridge is excited to announce our community partnership with the 11th Annual Awareness Film Festival virtual festival from October 1st-11th, and show our support for the film I heard Sarah What is "I Heard Sarah" about? “Ian Ford is a troubled rock star who has just snuck out of his court-mandated rehab and is on a mission to get back to his hometown. His desperation and inner turmoil led him to track down his best friend to finally confront the deep secret that fractured their relationship years ago. His survival hangs in the balance as

September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

OTBChat: How can we help – Answering questions about mental health in the music industry

Tune in to "OTBChat: How can we help - Answering questions about mental health in the music industry" on Facebook.com/OTBnonprofit LIVE on Tuesday, October 6th @ 7:00 pm EST. Join guests Martin Atkins (Drummer, P.I.L, Pigface, Killing Joke, NIN, & Author), Alana Peri (Expressive Arts Therapist & Educator) as they tell a few stories and answer your questions about mental health in the music industry. You Can Participate From HOME Since OTBChat is virtual, you can join in on the fun wherever you are! If you have questions for Martin or Alana about mental health, there

September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|
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