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ABOUT HARRISON


HARRISON WHEELER

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ABOUT HARRISON


HARRISON WHEELER

Harrison Wheeler is on a mission to help people improve their mental well-being in creative ways. 

The documentary April Foolery, by Indian Grove Productions, featuring Harrison Wheeler and an army of creatives from Hamilton Ontario as they celebrate the power of creativity over mental health issues and lobby parliament to make April Fool's Day a national holiday. .

Harrison holds a BA in Elementary Education from McGill University and a Masters Diploma in Education and Digital Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. 

Overcoming 10+ years in recovery (Bipolar 1, addiction, Guillian Barre Syndrome), Harrison attributes his creativity to have been a transformative force for self-actualization, leading him to overcome mental, physical, and spiritual adversity.

Harrison has 30 years of experience as a performer and creator. In his youth he was a scholarship trumpet player and sang in the Montreal Symphony. On stage he has won Best-in-Show comedy awards and critical acclaim at the Montreal, Hamilton and Stratford Fringe Festivals.  Harrison is the creator of Jesters Incognito, a YA novel and one-man show. 

As a Patient Advisor on the St. Joseph's Mental Health Quality Council and a trained peer support worker, Harrison is combining this lived experience with his post-graduate work in education and many talents to 'rebrand' and improve mental health.  

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PUBLIC SPEAKING, MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS, HARRISON WHEELER


SPEAKING

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING, MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS, HARRISON WHEELER


SPEAKING

 

Harrison delivers funny, interactive, and educational presentations on wellness, mental health, and creativity.


CRAZY GOOD

CRAZY GOOD is a powerful talk on creativity and mental health. Harrison invites the audience into pages of the sketchbooks he kept during his dramatic journey back to health, and explains how creative journalling is a transformative ally for everyone as we navigate our way through life. This talk is designed for schools, and can be tailored for grades 7 through to university.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Self-Acceptance: Owning Your Own Brand of 'Crazy'

  • The Creativity Factor: Expression Not Depression

  • Life Habits: Healthy Addiction versus Unhealthy Addiction

  • Five practical steps to maintaining good mental health


I’ve never been more inspired. Your message is a wake up call to us all. Thoroughly enjoyed your presentation - and the improv was awesome!
— Shari Virtue, Teacher, Niagara College
Thank you again for sharing your journey with our students; it is very helpful and important for them to see that with resiliency and the right supports, there is always hope.
— Brent Monkley, Vice Principal, Waterdown H.S.
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CARTOONS


CARTOONS

CARTOONS


CARTOONS

Absurdly inspirational.

Cartoons available for purchase as digitals and prints.