Vancouver Island 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 resources. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Counselling and Student Services, Vancouver Island University

Haven Society

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights Office, Vancouver Island University

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:March 30, 2021
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 Canada

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% felt the event created awareness of the mental health impacts of sexual violence
100% said the workshop helped confront and address stigma related to sexual violence and its MH impacts
89% reported an increased likelihood to take action to support themselves or others to heal from sexual
Moving forward, I will reflect on my own internal biases surrounding sexual violence and work at gaining a better understanding of how my own biases may impact my care as a nursing student. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

If I Told You
Sal Tran
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