• 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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  • Welcome to the Healthy Workplace Initiative Website!

    Welcome to the Healthy Workplace Initiative website and blog. You may have noticed our tag line “moving forward for a healthier organization,” which is just what we intend to do! Our team has been working hard to increase access to resources and services as well as provide up-to-date, relevant and accurate health information to Saskatoon […]

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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?


Healthiest You Newsletter – Winter 2018

Check out the latest edition of Healthiest You Winter 2018! This issue brings you information on the new options for taking the Mindfulness Challenge, finding balance through the Stress Connects program, and a variety of ideas, resources and supports to tweak your self-care practice.

New Ways to Register for Mindfulness Training!

No worries if you missed the first 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge (skills training) last month. There are a number of new options for taking challenge through to November 2018, and it remains free to all staff. Start of 2018 mindfully! Find our more and register today.

Lifestyle Challenge – Begins January 15, 2018

Register today for the 12 Week Healthy Lifestyle Challenge and learn how to make positive lifestyle changes that will enable you to reach your specified goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

Fitness Class Schedules for 2018

Have a healthy and active New Year with these Fitness Classes for Employees:

Yoga Fit at Idylwyld-Winter 2018

Yoga Fit at SCH -Winter 2018

Fitness Classes at RUH – January 2018

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.