Movie night for Douglas' Eating Disorders Program
2016-10-14


Special screening of “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children”
October 14th at 7:00 pm
@ Cinema Guzzo Marché Central
Ticket price: $20, includes an entry, a popcorn and a drink
Buy your tickets or make a donation here! 


You are cordially invited to a movie night in support of the Eating Disorders program at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Each $20 ticket includes entry to a special screening of “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children” at Cinema Guzzo Marché Central on October 14th at 7:00 pm, a popcorn and a drink. Opening remarks will be made by Dr. Mimi Israël, M.D., FRCPC, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Douglas Institute.

Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go directly to the Eating Disorders Program at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. A tax receipt will be issued for any donation above the $20 ticket purchase.

In the coming months, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Eating Disorders Cottage will be undergoing much needed renovations. They will be expanding the outpatient space and kitchen areas to accommodate the increasing demands. Although the government provided a grant for the expansion, it is not enough. The Eating Disorders Program needs another $150,000 to increase the number of inpatient beds from six to nine and to increase the number of patients they can treat.

The therapeutic environment that the Douglas provides is welcoming and understanding. However, the physical space it occupies is limited; with one room holding the kitchen, a dining room and therapy ‘living room’. The patients who are in Day Hospital spend 40 hours a week in that limited space. These renovations will allow for the expansion of areas to include an activity room and a larger kitchen to promote safety and fluidity in the cooking space. Having these separate spaces will help enormously in the functionality of the clinic.

I know that people aren’t comfortable talking about mental health and eating disorders, but it is such a worthwhile cause. I hope not only to raise funds, but also to raise awareness and start a conversation. One of the most dangerous symptoms is isolation and silence, and I truly believe that it is time to speak up!

Sincerely,

Pauline Belliveau
Former patient of the Eating Disorder Clinic

This event is sponsored by Cinema Guzzo. Printed tickets and posters were donated by Imprimerie Marion Inc. Tickets and posters designed by Katharine Amyotte, Industrial Designer. Event hosted by Pauline Belliveau with the help of the Douglas’ Mental Health University Institute Foundation.


A big thank you to the sponsors and thank YOU for your support!

 

The existing kitchen of the Douglas' Eating Disorder Pavilion