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Advancing Mental Wellness

Opening Minds, a division of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is the leading provider of evidence-based mental health training programs and stigma reduction initiatives across Canada.

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Trusted by these leading organizations

Hydro One

“Employees often let us know how much they appreciate that we offer this type of training.”

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“The results were very telling – the reduction in stigma, the reduction in concern about having a conversation, and the increase in interest and knowledge around self-care.”

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“It’s rare to see a training program that has such positive feedback.”

Nabs logo

“MHFA training and certification is quickly becoming an integral part of our industry’s health and safety rigor.”

Government of Saskatchewan logo

“We are excited to support schools in ensuring students have access to mental health resources.”

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“Since the completion of the training, we are now seeing our units being more proactive in initiating discussions and understanding what community resources are available to further support our co-workers.”

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“All of the feedback that we’ve gotten from those trained in MHFA was excellent. They’re always saying that it’s the best training they’ve ever received.”

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“I have to tell you, The Working Mind training was one of the best sessions I’ve attended in my 3+ years at WestJet.”

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“Leadership was extremely receptive and supportive of the training from the get-go.”

City of Halifax logo

“[It was helpful to be able] to concentrate on the subject and be reminded of constructive approaches to mental health.”

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“The level of staff interest and the impact the training has had on shifting our workplace culture is truly remarkable.”

Laurentian University logo

“I found that the workshop helped me to see my own illness in a different light.”

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“We have seen better working teams because people understand each other better which has created a safer work environment.”

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“Received immediate buy-in from staff, faculty and students across campus when it came time to deliver the training.”

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“I have already started to implement the strategies and methods into my daily routine.”

Wellness matters for...

During her visit, the mid adult home health nurse and the senior adult woman with cancer embrace and laugh together. | Au cours de sa visite, l'infirmière de soins à domicile d'âge moyen et la femme âgée atteinte d'un cancer s'embrassent et rient ensemble.

Providing workers in the healthcare industry with the tools to promote mental health in the workplace while also reducing the stigma of mental illness.

Fellow fireman cheering up colleague | Un collègue pompier encourage un collègue
First Responders

Promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in a first-responder setting.

Cheerful Navajo young woman wearing traditional jewerly | Joyeuse jeune femme Navajo portant des bijoux traditionnels
First Nations

Awaken the courage to have open and honest conversations about mental health.

A multi-ethnic group of students sits in a lecture hall listening to their professor off-screen. They are taking notes with the focus being on a female of Indian descent wearing a hijab. | Un groupe multiethnique d'étudiants est assis dans une salle de conférence et écoute son professeur hors écran. Ils prennent des notes, l'accent étant mis sur une femme d'origine indienne portant un hijab.

Foster a supportive campus community. 

Senior fitness man doing kettle bell exercises inside gym - Fit mature male training in wellness club center - Body building and sport healthy lifestyle concept | Homme de fitness senior faisant des exercices de kettlebell à l'intérieur de la salle de gym - Entraînement masculin mature dans le centre du club de bien-être - Concept de musculation et de sport mode de vie sain
Older Adults

Talk to them about their mental well-being.

Young woman running in Barcelona | Jeune femme courant à Barcelone

Address and promote mental health amongst athletes and coaches.


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