Brandon University presents: Movies for Mental Health (Online)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Counseling Center @ Brandon University

7th Street Health Access Centre

Westman Crisis Services, Prairie Mountain Health

Featured National/Provincial Resources:

Community Health and Housing Association (formerly CMHA Westman)

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone (all ages)

Wellness Together Canada

Black Youth Helpline

Trans Lifeline

Resource Locator


Date:January 26, 2021
Time:11:45 am - 1:45 pm


Brandon University
270 18th St
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9 Canada

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
95% of attendees felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
97% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
78% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
We need to continue to support one another. Mental health issues/stigma are very much alive in today’s society. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
Continue to Live
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Tim Crawford, Counsellor Tim Crawford is a psychotherapist in Brandon MB that is a service provider for Brandon University and ACC College students who may be struggling with anxiety, addictions, depression, grief/loss, and transition challenges. Currently he is doing telephone sessions and zoom meetings that students can access using their school health benefits. Feel free to check out his webpage  at   and It's ok to ask for help! Call 204 620 3290 for more information.
Bolaji Akinyele-Akanbi, MSW, PhD Candidate, RSW Are you looking for a place where you can be well understood and have your needs met? Contact Peace Wholeness Centre (PWC).  Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, Covid-related problems, academic struggle, emotional dysregulation, domestic violence, decision-making problems, anger or relational issues or you cannot even identify your problems? PWC provides mental health services for students, individuals, couples, youth and family. PWC is founded by Bolaji, a private practitioner and university lecturer. Bolaji has over 23 years of experience working with families, children, couples, youth, adults and seniors. Bolaji has helped students of various levels to achieve their academic goals?
Kathleen McDonald MSW RSW I have worked with children and youth in various roles since 2004. I have a Master’s of Social Work (MSW), I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and a Play Therapy student (CAPT). I also have a background in criminology, early childhood education and youth work. I love working with people, I love assisting people to look at life a little differently, I love people who help me look at life a little differently. I love connecting in relationship with people! I firmly believe that every person who comes into your life, comes for a reason.
Sandra Wallace - The OCD Coach Most of my clients struggle with Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Depression. Often times, their day-to-day activities suffer due to the implications of these challenges. Their relationships, professional goals, and personal aspirations seem difficult to realize. Their primary goal is to live purposeful, happy lives alongside Anxiety, Depression, and/or OCD. They wish to manage the impact of these challenging mental health problems and feel empowered.  As your coach, I will be there to guide and support you thru obstacles and barriers in overcoming them.
Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC) is a non-profit organization that strives through advocacy, capacity building, provision of knowledge and sustainable funding from various sources to challenge and empower all citizens of the neighbourhood. They are a generous supporter of Brandon University's October 2, 2018 workshop.