• 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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  • Need support this holiday season?

    Connect with your Employee and Family Assistance Program anytime! It easy to connect to EFAP support this holiday season. You can call or instant chat anytime on workhealthlife.com or My EAP app. Always confidential, EFAP is here to listen and help you resolve any concern – big or small. Chat now Let My EAP app […]

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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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  • Sleep – Are you getting your ZZZ’s

    Sleep is as important as a balanced diet and regular exercise in keeping us physically and mentally healthy, yet one third of us don’t get enough. That makes one-third of us irritable, forgetful, less productive and more susceptible to illness, as well as having an increased risk of obesity and chronic health conditions such as […]

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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?

Organization-Wide 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge

Register today for the upcoming organization-wide mindfulness training – Summer Mindfulness. Challenge starts August 7, is free and open to all Saskatchewan Health Region staff.

Fall Classes at Idylwyd and SCH

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

Healthiest You Update – Summer Edition

The Healthiest You Summer 2018 Update is here! This issue focuses on the power of gratitude in action, some great EFAP resources you may be unaware of, a look at the recent Healthy Workplace Champion Summit, practicing mindfulness this summer and some thoughts on emotions at work. Check it out today!

Fall Classes at RUH

Check out the line-up of Fitness Classes and September-November 2018-Calendar at RUH this fall.

Summer Challenge

Take the 150 Km Summer Outdoor Challenge – stay active and get outside this summer!

New Resources Added to Virtual Health Fair

Several new free classes have been added to our Virtual Health Fair including – check them out today!

Yoga Fit at RUH June – Aug

Summer Yoga for employees and affiliates (located in the Gymnasium—lower level of Ellis Hall).

New Mindfulness Resources Available

Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative has a number of online eBooks on Mindfulness available to borrow through the Patient and Staff Medical Library. Access these eBooks and Audiobooks from a Saskatchewan Health Authority computer, or use your Library barcode to access them from home. Check out these free resources today and further your understanding and practice of Mindfulness.

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.