University of Manitoba 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. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Student Accessibility Services – University of Manitoba

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Featured National/Provincial Resources:

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone (all ages)

Wellness Together Canada

Black Youth Helpline

Trans Lifeline

Resource Locator


Date:February 15, 2021
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of students not already receiving mental health support reported an increased likelihood to do so
100% of students said that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental health
100% of the students felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
I was always scared to confront media based on mental illness because I was a little scared to resonate with it. I learned that it isn’t something to fear but to embrace and assess. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Sal Tran
Little Elizabeth
View Film Library


Genny Heroux, MSW, RSW, Room to Breathe Counselling Genny is an EMDR-trained therapist in private practice who graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Master of Social Work program in 2006. Her areas of special interest include helping individuals with gender and sexual identity issues, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety.