Seneca Student Federation presents: Wellness in Words (Hope)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films, poetry-writing activities, and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources. This workshop will focus on mental health topics around the themes of hope and resilience. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Counselling and Accessibility Services, Seneca College

Featured National/Provincial Resources:

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone (all ages)

Wellness Together Canada

Black Youth Helpline

Trans Lifeline

Resource Locator


Date:October 22, 2021
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Art With Impact


Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of attendees felt the event created awareness of mental health issues related to hope and resilience
100% said that the workshop helped them name and see examples of stigma related to mental health issues
92% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
I will use [what I learned today] by improving how I see myself. Being confident, not fearful or hopeless after disappointment or any other thing. "
-- Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Little Elizabeth
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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.