Funtastic Music Videos on Mental Health Fun Palace


INVITING YOU behind THIS screen…✊👉🤝💻

Hello! I’m Shalhavit-Simcha, a PhD researcher at the University of Edinburgh. My work focuses on psychological empowerment and social impact. I am also the proud director of PosiFest, 🦋an online wellbeing festival.

We will be watching together 📽 two of my recent wellness music videos “Is it Okay to Have a Bad Day” on Mental Health, and “Looking Bad” a comedic musical perception on social anxiety. Followed will be a live Q&A with its director 🎞 that’s me.

Your suggestions in this session will guide my next production! 🎬

Please come be part of the conversation🎤, look at how YOU promote self compassion in your life 💞, how do YOU take care of your lovely self 🤗, and of those who you care about 🤕 Hear others suggestions and share your own!

🥰 I’m excited to be here and looking forward to meet YOU.

Date and Time

Friday 1st October 2021 18:00-18:15
Saturday 2nd October 2021 15:30-15:50


This Fun Palace is taking place online

United Kingdom


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An interdisciplinary project


Which lies between Cognitive Science and Film

By Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen

University of Edinburgh


This short documusic video is one of a few experiments, created with and for young adults, aiming to share mental health coping skills, and research on coping skills, and by doing so normalizing emotional struggle. 


In this video the young adults participate mainly as content creators, and later in the co-curation of their edited advice for the final film. Each participant is asked “What is your advice for yourself when you are having a bad day?” Please, if this made a difference to you, would you answer my brief follow up questions? You can do that here



By Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen

You’ll either like this or you will not ‘get it’ (music wise)….however I’m here to let you know that: YOU LOOK GREAT! …and it’s really not about you. 😉

This music video story is toying with objectification and comedy, and aiming to reach the point that is hiding behind desirability: Our inner yearning for connection.

Ellen Langer of Harvard University found that when we are very mindful of others, and being curious, engaged with, noticing new things about others, it is then that we actually come across and more loveable and even more charismatic (Langer, Ellen J. Mindfulness). People actually love us more when we are curious about them. It seems that the journey from ‘seeking others approval’ to arriving at ‘generating self validation’ is what results in others approval, based on Ellen’s work. My experimental video “looking bad/looking good” makes fun of how obsessed we all are about it.


Shalhavit-Simcha is a PhD researcher in  Clinical Psychology and the proud director of PosiFest: an online mental health festival. She is the Winner of Harvard University’s Bok Prize for her Public Service for her advocacy work promoting body diversity and wellbeing.

www.Posifest.UK or find us on facebook

Shalhavit’s PhD project works together with young adults to both re-package academic research on Mental Wellness and share their coping skills, in order to reach other young people like them. She does it with the use of documentary and electronic music video format. 

She loves to dance, she loves glitter and anything sparkly. And unicorns. She wears biodegradable glitter to remind you all to glitter responsibly.  oh and she also loves YOU person reading this!
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