Workshops "Our mental health in times of pandemic and post-pandemic"

Workshops "Our mental health in times of pandemic and post-pandemic"

Series of 10 workshops offered in French around mental health and art therapy

The prospect of seeing the COVID-19 crisis continue into 2021 brings many challenges: schooling, income, family, relations with friends and above all, confidence in oneself and in “the others”. Models of the past are being challenged.

This can result in a feeling of isolation and helplessness.

How to break away from it? With whom to share your concerns? What changes should we make in our social, professional and family life? How has our view of the world and of ourselves changed?

To help the Francophone community answer these questions, the Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan is offering a series of 10 1½-hour workshops online via the Zoom platform intended for various target groups, namely families, seniors, newcomers, young adults and post-secondary students. These workshops will be offered through the fall/winter 2020-21 seasons.

The workshops: 

The series will be divided into 5 workshops of 2 sessions targeted by clientele.

  • A first '' Open microphone '' session , based on verbal sharing in the form of a panel, which will be based on the results of a questionnaire that will be sent in advance to participants to identify their concerns, fears, worries, challenges and hopes.

Art can help to synthesize the comments on the last half hour of the session.

  • A second workshop ' ' Art therapy or How to build a roadmap '', which will be more focused on creative visualization exercises to give participants tools for problem solving, and new perspectives to envision the future with more serenity.


Come back and visit us to find out the dates of upcoming workshops. 

The goal

The goal of these workshops is to offer basic tools to manage the emotional impact of COVID-19 on our mental health.

Listening and non-judgmental, the facilitators will invite participants to share their experiences and express their concerns.

Tips based on the graphic visualization of personal issues will be made available to participants.

The whole aim is to have a positive impact on the participants who will emerge better equipped to face the changes brought about by the pandemic. 

The facilitators

Francine Proulx-Kenzle is certified as a Mental Health First Aid Trainer by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She is also certified by SafeTalk training (suicide prevention). Francine has been offering these workshops in the Fransaskois community since 2015.

David Baudemont is a professional art therapist, member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. He has been working in this field since 2005, offering workshops in the areas of mental health, educational counseling (elementary, secondary and post-secondary) and autism. As a visual artist, writer and playwright, he has several works to his name. 


Registration and info: rsfs.coordination@sasktel.net 

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