Guelph Black Students Association presents: Black + Mental Health + Matters

An artistic experience centering tenderness, Black mental health, and healing.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Black Youth Helpline

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

University of Guelph Student Wellness Services

UofG’s Cultural Diversity Advisor

UofG keep.meSAFE program (for domestic and international students)

Guelph Area BIPOC Wellness Practitioner Database

National/Regional Resources:

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone (all ages)

Wellness Together Canada

Trans Lifeline

Resource Locator


Date:October 27, 2021
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Still We Thrive
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Ontario Trillium Foundation The mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by investing in community-based initiatives and strengthening the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector.
Laura McNeilly, BSc, MA, RP Registered Psychotherapist Twenty-five years of clinical practice, first as a Registered Massage Therapist, then as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and currently as a Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, has shaped a truly holistic approach to health and well-being.  “There are no truths, only stories.” Thomas King
Chettiar Counselling and Associates Chettiar Counselling and Associates is a group counselling practice located in Guelph. Counselling is all about human connection. We offers a non‑judgemental space to process your emotions. Our therapists will support you to uncover the underlying issues and help you work through them. Together, we’ll create a plan to help you feel better.
Spacious Mind Counselling Spacious Mind Counselling is made up of eight therapists, including Jane Kraft MSW, RSW and Shane Smyth MA, RP. The team pride themselves on being down to earth and aim to make therapy easy to access for people. They support many students and know first hand how helpful it can be to have an experienced, non judgemental person help during the stressful times of life. If you would like to book a free twenty-minute consultation go to
Guelph Community Foundation The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding areas.  For more information please visit
Roberta Abbott, Registered Psychotherapist I specialize in counseling for abuse and/or trauma (childhood abuse, intimate partner abuse, single incident or long term trauma). I also provide couples therapy. I have personal and professional experience of the concerns and lifestyles of military members and their families.
Liz Sinclair Kruth, Registered Psychotherapist, MC, MSC, DVM Liz is a registered psychotherapist in Guelph and works with many students at the University of Guelph. Her therapeutic approach is client-centered and clients often comment that they appreciate her down to earth personality and openness. Prior to being a therapist, Liz was a clinical veterinarian. She has always been active in many areas of social justice. You can contact her through her website:
Dr. Katie Thomson Aitken Dr. Katie Thomson Aitken is a naturopathic doctor, author of Create Calm: the professionals guide to overcoming anxiety, and founder of the Tranquil Minds Program. A University of Guelph alumnae, Dr. Katie lives and works in downtown Guelph.