Vancouver Island University presents: Movies for Mental Health (Sexual Violence Focus)

Movies for Mental Health — Sexual Violence Focus (M4MH-SV) is a 2-hour workshop that uses the power of film to unite folks in community, connection, and conversation.

In particular, this workshop will focus on the mental health impacts of sexual violence for both individuals and communities, with the goal of creating more supportive communities for survivors.

This interactive experience will feature discussions on mental health, sexual violence, the stigma that frequently surrounds these issues, and media portrayals of both sexual violence and mental health.

Following this will be a live screening of three award-winning short films, 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 for survivors, empowering us to share our own stories, access support available to us, and offer support to our friends, family, and peers.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Nanaimo Family Life Association

Haven Society

Island Health


Featured National Resources:

Crisis Services Canada

Kids Help Phone (all ages)

Wellness Together Canada

Black Youth Helpline

Trans Lifeline

Resource Locator


Date:December 2, 2022
Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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

Nanaimo Campus, Building 310 Malaspina Theatre