Cypher is a genre-defying series that parallels the process of musical collaboration with the peer-support method of mental health caregiving.

Just as every musical collaboration is personal and unique, so too is each caregiving experience. Join award-winning peer support caregiver Asante Haughton in conversations with caregivers and premiere Canadian music talents on the front lines of mental health. Together, they will unpack key challenges and pertinent issues, providing caregiving insights along the way. Talking about mental health is powerful – but singing about it is transcendent.

Enter four-time Juno nominee D-Sisive, who will use these insights to create dynamic musical collaborations with poignant perspective, emotional expression, and lessons learned. In each episode, D-Sisive will invite a marquee recording artist to bring the stories of caregivers to life.

Asante and D-Sisive’s peer support-driven conversation marked an important turning point in D-Sisive’s own personal journey. Now the two intend to demonstrate the power in remixing the conversation about mental health.

This series was produced with the participation of the Telus Fund.