• Online Mindfulness Training for SHA Employees

    To date, over 1300 employees from across Saskatchewan Health Authority have taken  the free Mindfulness Training through MindWell-U offered by the SHA Healthy Workplace Initiative. The overall satisfaction rate is 96% with participants reporting: 99% experiencing improved mental health 97% managing conflict better 97% focusing better 97% managing stress better 96% learning skills for the […]

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  • Are you getting enough zzz’s through the holiday season?

    Your health and emotional well-being are your most important personal assets. Maintaining healthy sleep habits, no matter the season, can help you feel refreshed and recharged so you can truly enjoy precious times with the people you care about. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: • Try and stick to your regular […]

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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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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?

Winter 2019 Healthiest You Update

The Winter edition of the Healthiest You Update is now available. This issue focuses the concepts of joy and happiness, free mindfulness training and smoking cessation assistance and how to exercise your brain.

Fitness Classes for Employees

Get more active in the New Year with one or more of these fitness classes!

Fitness Classes at RUH

Fitness Classes at SCH

New Class at SPH

Yoga Fit for SHA employees and affiliates is now being offered at SPH. Register today!

12 Week Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for Employees

Learn how to make positive lifestyle changes that will enable you to reach your specified goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle! Next challenge begins January 21.

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!