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What is a Community Animator?

When we think of an Animator, we think of a person who can bring life–from an image to a moving story. In the Rural Mental Health Project, the Animator is someone who is interested in bringing life to a conversation around supporting mentally healthy communities.

They are the catalyst who can help facilitate intentional discussion while also building relationships. Animators will go through training to build their capacity and understanding of mental health, mental illness, mentally healthy community, and collective decision-making and facilitation. Through their training, Animators will have the tools, expertise, and support to bring together community groups who can collectively become visionaries, decision-makers, and do’ers together.

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