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Author: Eric Gronke

Mitch Picton

Huddle ‘Round

It’s time to talk about mental health in football

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Teacher with students

Reading, Writing, Resilience

Educators play many roles and are increasingly called on to support youth mental health. Organizations are responding by equipping teachers with Mental Health First Aid training and tools.

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Industry turbulence: Building mental health into WestJet’s pandemic operations

When the world shut down in early 2020, industries around the globe were forced into the realities of operating during a pandemic.
Perhaps no sector was as hard hit as the airline industry, with many organizations laying off thousands of workers in an effort to keep up with the ever-evolving landscape of COVID-19 travel.
WestJet’s organizational well-being manager Lisa Dodwell-Greaves described the experience as nerve wracking.

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Sherry Lachine

MHFA veteran community spotlight

Well before the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the pandemic, there was already a crying need to support the mental health of people in the Veteran community. But adding these further pressures to an already charged powder keg makes it clear that this need has only grown. In particular, the end of this 13-year mission has many asking, “What was it all for?”

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Eric Gronke

Mental health first aider: The ultimate teammate

From my very first day at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, praise for Mental Health First Aid training travelled like folklore. Whether through personal experience or testimonials from former participants, it seemed as if everybody knew of someone who had been affected by the course.

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