Welcome to the Queen Shirley Foundation

Helping you lead a mentally healthy lifestyle through medically-directed therapeutic workshops.

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Who We Are

The Queen Shirley Foundation (QSF)

Provides a national, holistic approach to mental health through virtual therapeutic workshops focusing on art, music, and drama. We believe strongly in the benefits of art for mental health, increasing mental health access, and reducing the stigma of mental illness. Whether you are looking to work on inner transformation, self-exploration, creativity, well-being education, or networking, we have free and low cost options for you.

OUr Workshops

Helpful Therapeutic Workshops
to increase your Mood

QSF therapeutic workshops are an exciting way to engage and motivate you by unleashing your creativity, helping you to shed stress, and build up your mental stamina. Our telecommunications format gives you the opportunity to meet people from all across the United States and Canada. Our workshops are provided in the appropriate age groups for adults, teens, and children.  Some are multigenerational.  Others are specifically meant for one age group.

Visual Art Therapeutic Workshops
Therapeutic Workshops

Therapeutic Art Workshops engage the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone.

Therapeutic Workshops
Therapeutic Workshops

Listening to music, singing, playing an instrument, and dancing are all great ways to boost your mood.

Dance & Movement Therapeutic Workshops
Dance & Movement
Therapeutic Workshops

Exercise is a proven stress reliever. When you move your body to music, it is a great mood booster.

Therapeutic Comedy

Laughing is actually a workout for your muscles and releases endorphins to fight stress.

How do I attend the workshops?

QSF provides all of its services through telecommunications (phone or computer and webcam). We use a confidential and HIPAA-approved Zoom platform for our workshops to provide a safe and confidential space for self-exploration. There is a minimal registration fee so that you can afford to participate alone or as a family. Please let us know if you need financial assistance for purchasing workshop supplies.

Who Can Join

Everyone! This is a supportive, inclusive, and interactive community.

We are a multicultural organization serving people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, and socioeconomic statuses. Our programs are for adults, teens, and children, including people with disabilities, older adults, and those living on a low income.

We want to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in mental health. Our staff is multicultural. They speak over eight languages and can provide a variety of educational, informational, and therapeutic specialties to meet your needs.

Do you offer mental health therapy?

QSF’s focus is on increasing mental health and well-being, while reducing stigma.

Honor First/QSF therapists facilitate our virtual workshops and community support groups, providing a safe space for self-exploration and authentic personal expression. QSF’s focus is on increasing mental health and well-being, while reducing stigma. We do not provide therapy directly. However, we can connect you to our virtual therapy partner, Honor First, if you decide that might be helpful. Sometimes, all we need is to talk to someone.

We are here for you.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this pandemic is a trauma to the whole world; it has affected our lives dramatically and brought many changes, impacting our mental health. And we are all experiencing it in different ways and seek different options. This is where the QSF Community comes in.  We are here for you!
We are growing and want you to be a part of our growth! We are counting on you to help us build QSF to increase the topics and ideas that will increase your well-being.  We will soon present seminars, virtual networking, community forums, and specialized activity centers. What would you like to see, do, and explore? Let us know. We’re listening to your ideas and feedback.
When you suggest a workshop or seminar, we will make every effort to accommodate it. Our focus is on your well-being.  Let’s build a vibrant and healthy community together.  We are so glad you are here!