• Happy Halloween!

    Check out these tips from the Canadian Dental Association on having a healthier Halloween…including Having Fun! Show your family there is more to Halloween than the candy; enjoy time being active outside together and exploring your neighbourhood.   Pumpkin carving by B. Patenaude

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  • October is Healthy Workplace Month!

    From October 1 – 31, 2018, the Healthy Workplace Initiative (Saskatoon) recognizes Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month®  and the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s ongoing commitment to creating healthier workplaces and a healthy organization. To celebrate, a variety of ideas, resources, activities and events are offered to employees. As we find ourselves in the thick of change/transition/transformation these […]

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  • Healthy Workplace Champion Summit

    The Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative hosted a full-day Healthy Workplace Champion Summit on June 12 at the Western Development Museum. Forty-eight Champions from across the former Saskatoon Health Region were in attendance. The first part of the day was spent in a World Café-style exercise designed to give the HW Champion Network a voice to […]

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  • A Walk in Nature

    Recently I’ve added a walk to my daily routine during the work week. I’ve been noticing the different ways that people approach “taking a walk.” Some are focused with a serious stride; others are out for an easy stroll. I see many people with ear buds listening, I imagine, to music, a book or podcast. […]

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  • When you need help

    Help is available for anyone struggling with tragedy In light of the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, we would like to remind health system employees needing support that help is available for both you and your loved ones. Employee and Family Assistance Program counselling (through Morneau Shepell) Saskatchewan Health Authority employees […]

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  • What’s the Mindfulness Challenge All About?

    Thinking of taking the MindWell U (MWU) 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge, but not sure what you’ll be getting yourself into? Here’s what you can expect: 10 minutes per day of mindfulness-in-action training for 30 days Expert-led and evidence-based programming Online and on-the-go platform that can be used anywhere Free to join and includes a buddy of […]

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  • Mental Health Awareness

    Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31, 2018. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at […]

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  • A Fresh New Start

    Are you finding yourself reflecting on the big picture a little more than usual? Researchers have found that a special occasion or temporal landmark, such as a new year, often has people taking a bit of an inventory or scan of their lives, which inspires them to set goals for better behaviour. In other words, […]

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  • Join the ‘mindful revolution’

    Offering mindfulness training to all employees within the organization Revolution: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something: a change of paradigm (Merriam-Webster) Mindfulness practice has great potential to revolutionize the way we think about and manage our well-being. Mindfulness can help individuals manage their attention and focus their minds with […]

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  • Navigating Change

    Change (CHānj) verb: Make or become different. What comes to mind when you hear someone talk about “change?” All good things must come to an end. Let sleeping dogs lie. A rolling stone gathers no moss. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it Nothing remains constant except change itself. Be the change… Change often looks or feels negative […]

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Healthiest You !

Saskatoon Health Region is part of the provincial Saskatchewan Health Authority

Our Vision – healthy, resilient and sustainable workplaces where employees thrive and feel heard and valued.

The Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative offers ongoing programs, events, information and educational opportunities to help employees focus on building positive mental health and physical well-being.

Health and well-being is a lifelong pursuit of making positive choices and decisions that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life. A healthy organization creates and sustains a supportive environment where positive life choices are the easy choice to make through building awareness, and establishing systems and programs to achieve and maintain good health.

What’s New?

Schwartz Rounds – December 3

Schwartz Rounds brings staff together in a CONFIDENTIAL facilitated discussion to talk about the challenging emotional and psycho-social issues we face. Join the conversation on December 3  for “It’s Worth it All…This is Why I do my Job!”

New e-books Available for Staff to Borrow

Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative has acquired some new online eBooks on mindfulness, self-care and Stress Management available to borrow through the Patient and Staff Medical Library. Check out these free resources today!

Be Seen in Jeans for United Way

Thank you to all of those who contributed to the United Way Campaign.  If you didn’t’ get a chance,you can still donate here.

Fitness Classes at RUH

Please see the update regarding fitness classes offered at RUH.

Circuit Class at SCH – extended!

This class combines cardio and strength for a great overall full-body workout. Open to employees and affiliates. See poster for more information.

October is Healthy Workplace Month

Check out all of the great resources to help you celebrate Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month!

Fall 2018 Healthiest You Update

The Fall 2018 edition of the Healthiest You Update is now available. This issue focuses on the importance of seeking out good news, tackling root causes of personal issues through the EFAP program, more mindfulness learning options, inviting a little more happiness in, and of course, October is Healthy Workplace Month!

Have you taken the 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge from Mindwell U?

If you participated in the Employee online Summer Mindfulness Challenge or any of the Monday-start or team challenges, please provide feedback on your experiences in an online survey which is now open. It will take about 15 minutes and you can choose to enter a draw for a gift card upon completion.

Fall Classes at Idylwyd and SCH

Fitness Classes at SCH and Yoga Fit at Idylwyld are available this Fall for employees and affiliates.

Personal Trainer Available

Are you looking for some help in achieving your fitness goals? Our personal trainer, Melissa Pylypchuk can help you by designing a program that works for you. Click “here” for more information.