McGill University presents: Movies for Mental Health Online (sexual violence focus)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films and a panel discussion with lived experience speakers and local mental health resources. All are welcome!

Featured Resources:

Peer Support Centre at McGill

The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support, and Education

McGill Students’ Nightline

Montreal Sexual Assault Centre


Date:September 22, 2020
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


McGill University
1010 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R7 Canada

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% felt the event created awareness of the mental health impacts of sexual violence
94% said the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to sexual violence & MH impacts
83% reported an increased likelihood to support themselves or others to heal from sexual violence
So many people experience stigma with healing after experiencing sexual violence but it doesn’t have to be that way. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Me Too
Little Elizabeth
View Film Library


Fondation ECHO Foundation Echo Foundation is a private charitable foundation incorporated in 1983 and located in Montreal, Canada, with two main areas of interest: mental health and the environment.
Hilary Duncan, Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist Hilary Duncan grew up in Moncton New Brunswick, and came to Montreal for her PhD (at Concordia University). She now has a private clinic in the Plateau where she specializes in diagnosing attention-related disorders and provides psychotherapy for people with chronic health conditions, concussion, OCD, ADHD, and issues related to anxiety.
Dr. Lara Kalaf, Clinical Psychologist and Director, Mindsession Psychology Services Psychologist, PhD, and humanitarian at heart. Currently working in private practice in San Diego, growing my online practice in Montreal, and organizing humanitarian psychosocial programs for young refugees through Art4lives. On the side, I occasionally offer consultancy services to nonprofits and private corporations globally.
Montreal Therapy Centre The Montreal Therapy Centre was founded in 2003 by 3 passionate classmates who believed that everyone should have access to affordable mental health care. With cutbacks to our public health system, psychotherapy was becoming more difficult to access at the same time that the need for these services was growing. We believed that mental health is the foundation for well-being, solid families and a strong community and so we were committed to build an organization to meet these needs. From our humble beginnings, MTC has grown to include nearly 100 professionals providing therapy in 17 languages.
Bailey B. Carter DT, MA, CCC Bailey Carter is a creative arts therapist working in private practice and with several community organizations. She is committed to helping Outcasts, Survivors, People-Pleasers, Worriers, Warriors, and Adventurers alike. With the high volume of change and uncertainty we are all experiencing, Bailey believes we each deserve a space to ponder, process, play, and heal.
Alexandra Di Paolo - Social Worker, Psychotherapist Alexandra Di Paolo is a social worker and psychotherapist living and working in Montreal. She believes in the healing power of creativity, and co-facilitates an Improv for Anxiety therapy group. Among her individual and couple clients are those facing anxiety, low self-esteem, and challenging family situations. Alexandra is passionate about working within GLBTQ communities and with people in alternative relationship structures.
Dr. Wendy Wood, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Wendy Wood is a clinical psychologist in private practice. Her passion is helping students navigate life stresses, such as adjusting to university, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, perfectionism, familial and romantic difficulties, as well as a wide range of issues involving sexuality.
Natasha Williot - Drama Therapist Natasha Williot is a drama therapist who specializes in working with questions of trauma, grief, identity, and mental health disorders. Her own personal healing journey using the arts has guided her to her private practice in service of those who wish to reconnect with themselves, others, and the world through the language of movement, stories, characters, images, and creativity.
Marco Vinicio Castillo MA, ND Marco Vincio Castillo was raised in Mexico and lived in Thailand and India for several years practicing and studying meditation and spirituality through Yoga and Buddhism. When Marco came back to the west, the realization to serve others through incorporating Psychology and Spirituality dawned on me, as a way to grow in a more profound and integrated way.