Lee Thomas

Body Image Bootcamp – What is body image? What role does media play? Is it “just a girl thing”? In Body Image Bootcamp we tackle these questions and more. In this presentation the audience will learn the importance of positive body image and how to challenge body-negative messages. This presentation may be extended into a half-day or full-day workshop. 

Eating Disorders 101 – Eating disorders are a very common mental health issue, but many people don’t know much about them. In this presentation audience members will learn about some common eating disorders, signs and symptoms, and how to talk to others about disordered eating. 

Depression 101 – According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In this presentation, audience members will learn about some common depressive disorders, signs and symptoms of depression, and how to talk to others about depression. 

Destroy What Destroys You – In this interactive program, participants discuss the importance of vulnerability, make some art.. and then wreck it! The destroyed art pieces are then sometimes made into a larger art piece. This program can be extended into a half day workshop. 

LGBTQ+ 101 – LGBTQ? What does it even stand for? In this presentation audience members learn the definitions of various genders and sexual orientations, why those definitions matter, and the importance of compassion and open-mindedness. This program can be adapted for younger age groups. 

LGBTQ+ Mental Health – The LGBTQ+ community faces many challenges and obstacles related to mental health. In this presentation, the audience learns about the importance of intersectional mental health services, and discusses how to support ourselves and others. 

Mental Health for Helpers – Being a parent, teacher, or caregiver in the life of someone with a mental health issue can have an impact on our own mental health. In this presentation the audience learns about the importance of setting healthy boundaries, doing self-care, and acknowledging our own internal thought patterns.

Self Care 101 – What is “self-care”? Is it more than bubble baths? Why does it matter? In this presentation, audience members learn about how everyone has mental health, the importance of taking care of themselves, and how to challenge internal narratives of guilt. 

Stigma Stops Here – This program is a variation of the “Stigma Stops Here!” keynote presentation. In this workshop audience members question their own beliefs around stigma and brainstorm ways to reduce stigma in their communities. This program can be extended into a half-day or full-day workshop. 

Suicide 101 – Suicide is a tough topic to talk about, but it’s an absolutely necessary conversation to have. In this presentation, audience members will learn about the prevalence of suicide in Canada, how to talk about suicide, and what resources are available for people in crisis. 

Talking to Your Teen About Mental Health – In this presentation parents, guardians, and caregivers will learn the basics of having a conversation about mental health with their teens. This presentation can be extended into a half or full-day workshop. 

Talking to Your Students About Mental Health – In this presentation, teachers and school staff will learned the basics of having a conversation about mental health with their students. This presentation can be extended into a half or full-day workshop.

You(th) Matter – Youth are in a difficult portion of their lives – they may be dealing with mental health issues or any number of other stressors from school to work to family troubles. In this presentation audience members will learn about the power that they have, as youth, to make changes in their own lives and the lives of others. This presentation can be extended into a half or full-day workshop, and can be adapted for larger audience sizes. 

"As an administrator in an alternative school, I was looking for a 'real life' speaker to share their story.  How lucky we were to have Lee!  She is engaging, honest and by making herself vulnerable she truly captures the respect of her audience.  If you're looking for a genuine, knows what she's talking about presenter, she is the real thing"


Marsie Fisk, Assistant Principal

​Meridian Heights School

Workshops
Unless specified, all programs are appropriate for grade 6 and up and are approximately 1 hour in length. Unless specified, programs are designed to be delivered as workshops, and are therefore most effective in groups smaller than 25. Programs may be tailored to audience demographics, but the core content of material remains the same. If there is a topic that you would like to see included in our programs listing please don’t hesitate to email contact@leethomas.ca


ANTs – ANTs, or Automatic Negative Thoughts, are an introduction to the topic of cognitive distortions. By teaching the audience to recognize and deal with ANTs, this presentation is an accessible way of starting the conversation about how our thoughts influence our mood and behaviour. This presentation can be tailored to younger audiences and/or larger groups


​Anxiety 101 – What is anxiety? What is an anxiety disorder? What is the difference? In this presentation the audience learns what anxiety is, signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders, and what to do about it. 

Bipolar Disorder 101 – Bipolar disorder is an often-misunderstood mental health issue, and that lack of understanding can lead to stigma and silence. In this presentation, audience members will learn what bipolar disorder is, signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, and what to do about it.