Healthy Workplace Month 2018

October is Healthy Workplace Month!

Healthy Workplace Month is a nation-wide initiative that aims to highlight the importance of a comprehensive and holistic approach to workplace health in Canada.

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 help celebrate, the following ideas, resources and activities/events are offered for all staff.

Lifestyle Challenges


This virtual wellness program includes videos to support stress reduction and deep relaxation. Led by Michael Apollo, these videos can even be viewed with a headset while sitting at a desk. Permission to link to these free video resources has been generously provided by the University Health Network (UHN).

Visit our virtual health fair which offers a variety of screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self. New additions for Healthy Workplace Month include:

Saying When – mobile app to help quit drinking or cut down.

Stand Up! – simple app reminds you to stand up and take a break.

Well-Being Checklist – Questions to help you get a clearer picture of your situation.

Stress Responder Scale – Get insight right now into your stress response and how that predicts your happiness and success-and most importantly a customized action plan to help move you from stressed to successful.

  • Free Webinar Series from MindWell U 
    • Dr. Shauna Shapiro: “What You Practice Grows Stronger: The Power of Mindfulness and Compassion”
    • Dr. Jamie Gruman: “The Role of Mindfulness in Fostering Recovery from Work”

Registration for both of these webinars is available at

  • New Shepell Mircrosite: Mental illness and relationships


This microsite features resources that explore how to build and maintain healthy relationships, the benefits of support systems and relationships, how to create a support system, and the role of self-care



Infographics available:

How to build and maintain healthy relationships

Tips to create a support system

The key to long lasting change is making small changes that when combined have a BIG impact!

Every weekday between October 15 and October 26, 2018, participants will receive an email with a “Small Changes” Challenge they can take on to create a healthy change in their daily life.  Sign up on your own, or gather a team together to complete the daily challenges.  Sign up for the Small Changes Challenge today and be entered to win prizes!

Events & Activities

Free Mindfulness Program available for all Saskatchewan Health Authority Staff. Join the organization-wide challenge which begins Tuesday, October 2, 2018, and learn some immediately useable mindfulness techniques. Each staff participating is also able to invite a buddy (can be anyone, friend, partner, sister…) to join them for free. Click here for more information.