Movies for Mental Health Workshop
July 29, 2020 from 7:00-9:00pm
Online via BigBlueButton (similar to zoom)
A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films, mindfulness activities, and a panel discussion with speakers and mental health resources.
Movies for Mental Health (Online) is a 1.5-hour virtual workshop that uses the power of film to unite folks in community, connection, and conversation. Our facilitator will work to create a brave space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour; Queer and Trans folks; individuals with lived experiences of mental health issues and/or disabilities; and all who participate.
This interactive, online experience will feature an open discussion on mental health, the stigma that frequently surrounds mental illness, and media portrayals of mental health issues. There will be a live screening of three award-winning short films featuring non-comprehensive QTBIPOC experiences of mental health, 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, empowering us to share our own stories and access support available to us in these uncertain times. An “active listener” will be present and available via a typed private chat for the duration of the workshop. Mental health phone/text lines will be shared as well.
Free event, everyone is welcome to attend. Please register in advance through our eventbrite page here. For questions, please email Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Jasmine Mander, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Professional Development Workshops are made possible through funding support from the Incite Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts.