Vancouver Island University presents: Movies for Mental Health (Online)

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 Campus and Community Resources:

Thrive @VIU

Vancouver Island University Counseling Services 

Vancouver Island Crisis Society 

Featured National/Provincial Resources:

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone

Here2 Talk


Date:October 1, 2020
Time:10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 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
100% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
80% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
I just want to share my gratitude to everyone who has joined for making this a respectful, compassionate space! We need these places where we can share openly, be curious, learn together and honour the suffering and the joys in our lives together! "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Mind Matters
View Film Library