Queen’s University presents: Movies for Mental Health Online (sexual violence focus)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films and a panel discussion with students and local mental health and resources.

This particular workshop focuses on creating supportive communities for survivors of sexual violence. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response – Human Rights and Equity Office, Queen’s University

Peer Support Centre, AMS, Queen’s University

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

Starts With Youth

Featured National/Provincial Resources:

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone (all ages)

Wellness Together Canada

Black Youth Helpline

LGBT Youth Line (Ontario Only)

Trans Lifeline

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers

Resource Locator


Date:February 24, 2021
Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Queen’s University
99 University Ave
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada


Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% felt the event raised awareness of the mental health impacts of sexual violence
100% said the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to sexual violence & MH impacts
95% reported an increased likelihood to support themselves or others to heal from sexual violence
I already see myself using some of the info and resources that I learned about today in helping people who are maybe less aware of sexual violence to understand what it means and its impacts. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Me Too
Little Elizabeth
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Sonya Watson, Registered Psychotherapist/Owner, Sunnidale Wellenss Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, on-line learning or feeling isolated? I specialized in working with post-secondary students and would love to teach you practical strategies and tools, which can make things easier for you.
Dr. Hannah Marchand Dr. Hannah Marchand is the founder and director of Compass Mental Health.  Compass Mental Health is a private practice in Kingston specializing in virtual psychological treatment tailored for individuals with chronic health conditions as well as specializing in peak and sport performance domains. Please feel free to visit www.compassmentalhealth.ca for more information.
Marc J. Whitehouse, MSW, RSW My name is Marc Whitehouse and I am the founder of Whitehouse Counselling Services. My private practice is specialized in working with Young Adults in professional roles who manage multiple challenging responsibilities including: work, family, relationships, mood disorders, personal development and more. Email[email protected] Websitewww.whitehousecounselling.comPhone: 613-402-1544
Zelda Hippolyte, MSW of Optimal Life Mental Health Strategies I am a bilingual clinical social worker trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). I incorporate mindfulness techniques in my practice in order to provide a holistic approach to my clients. This means that we will also discuss (if you agree) your exercise, dietary and other habits that impact your general well-being. As a professional social worker, I am trained to treat the individual taking into account his or her psychosocial context along with the presenting issue.
Jathina Blais, MSW, RSW As a strengths-based, empowerment, and client-centred therapist, I value the healing relationship of a positive and trusting client-therapist relationship and will work with you to identify and address your goals. I provide psychotherapy with a focus on sexual assault trauma, domestic violence trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, body image, personality disorders, and relationship issues. My therapeutic practices are rooted in feminist counselling, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (attachment theory).
Donna O'Connell, Equine Specialist - EAGALA Certified - Charmed Horse Assisted Wellness Centre Charmed Horse Assisted Wellness Centre, located in Enterprise, about 35 minutes north / west of Kingston, Ontario.  We offer equine-assisted psychotherapy, learning and personal development an experiential modality based on the EAGALA model for individuals, families and groups, helping with anxiety, depression, stress, just stuck in life, trauma, work related stresses and trauma, relationships, etc.  Our Wellness Team consists of a Clinical Psychologist, Registered Psychotherapist, Equine Specialists, and of course therapy horses.  There is no riding involved, and no knowledge of horses required, sessions take place on the ground in a safe and non judgmental atmosphere.  We have some horses waiting to see you!!!  www.charmedhawc.com    www.eagala.org
Cheryl Storey, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist If you're looking for support to turn toward Grief, Trauma, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, and other Life Transitions and challenges, I offer safe, evidence based, heart-centered and meaningful ways to help you grow thru and from, anything. As a Registered Psychotherapist, your sessions may be covered by insurance and sessions are held on-line via a video conferencing link, with the option to meet face-to-face post pandemic. I look forward to connecting.
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.