Our students here at the ELC were very fortunate to have Valéry Brosseau as a guest speaker in one of our weekly workshops. Valéry educated our students on mental health, mental illness, self-care and knowing when to reach out for help. Our students were blown away with Valéry’s presentation and listening to her touching personal stories made a world of a difference. The feedback we received after the workshop was nothing but positive, and left students wanting more.


- Jenna Schmid, Department Assistant, Ontario Tech University

Valéry came in last week to speak to my class about her mental health journey. The course module was Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention. We had been in contact and I had sent her the module's learning outcomes. She promised to cover self-harm and crisis intervention. She delivered so much more! She was genuine, funny, knowledgeable and engaging. Having someone so young and intelligent talk so openly discounted any stigma that the students may have still had. I heard only positive feedback from them. What an incredible way to sum up the learning...I highly recommend Valéry!

- Deb Armstrong, College Instructor, Gates College, Cobourg campus

I offer private workshops or speak at events on a variety of topics, including:
  • My journey of mental illness and recovery
  • Mental wellness and self-care
  • Reducing stigma surrounding mental illness
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Mental health for students
  • Communicating with and loving someone with a mental illness
  • Empathy and active listening
A workshop can be a helpful and appropriate way to learn for many types of groups, for example:
  • Student groups (Post-Secondary​)
  • Student groups (Elementary/High School)
  • Workplace (Employee and management)
  • Summer camps
  • Retreats
  • As part of wellness or yoga centres, etc

With each opportunity to speak to an audience, I approach what I share from two points of view. The first is that of someone who has struggled, found strength and recovered. The second is that of someone who is in the mental health field and who continues to receive training and education.

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