Queen’s University presents: Movies for Mental Health (Sexual Violence Focus)

Movies for Mental Health — Sexual Violence Focus (M4MH-SV) is a 2-hour virtual workshop that uses the power of film to unite folks in community, connection, and conversation.

In particular, this workshop will focus on the mental health impacts of sexual violence for both individuals and communities, with the goal of creating more supportive communities for survivors.

This interactive experience will feature a discussion on mental health, sexual violence, the stigma that frequently surrounds these issues, and media portrayals of both sexual violence and mental health.

Following this will be a live screening of three award-winning short films, therapeutic activities to consciously connect minds and bodies, and a collective exploration around what the work means for us as individuals.

The event will culminate in a panel of lived-experience speakers and mental health resources for survivors, empowering us to share our own stories, access support available to us, and offer support to our friends, family, and peers.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Queen’s University Student Support and Resources

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone (all ages)

Wellness Together Canada

Black Youth Helpline

Trans Lifeline

Resource Locator


Date:February 15, 2023
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


United States

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of students felt the workshop created awareness of mental health issues
100% of students reported the workshop helped reduce stigma to sexual violence and mental health
100% of students learnt about new resources related to mental health and sexual violence
“My main takeaway was that mental health and sexual violence is an ongoing issue and we need to be more aware of the signs of it and the resources available.” "
-- Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Little Elizabeth
View Film Library