Who are We?

Workplace Mental Health Consultants

Psychological Health & Safety Advisors

Experts in Hope

It's nice to meet you...

Thank you so much for stopping by! It’s our pleasure to get to work with people like you – People Leaders who care so much about your employees and want to give the best of yourself to support those around you.

We know how important it is to be there for your team, to invest in the lives of your employees which has them also investing in the life of your company.

We also know how crazy busy it can be as a People Leader and how competing priorities always seem to get in the way of actually being able to provide the good stuff – the real value-added stuff – to your people.

Add the impact of a global pandemic, both positive and negative, and we know many of you are navigating a changing landscape where your employees need you more than ever and you’re balancing their needs with the needs of your organization.

 

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We're making shadow puppets...

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We’re looking at 2021 and seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. We’re helping organizations make proverbial shadow puppets in that light and we’re doing it with action, inspiration and hope. 

Mental Health in Minutes is that light at the end of the tunnel – a tactical, practical and super fun way to let your employees know you care about them, are there to support them and believe in them enough to continuing investing in their career & personal development.

Each presentation, workbook, email template and checklist has been created with an adult learner in mind, including adult education best practices. Each monthly topic is relevant to today’s world and is kept updated and fresh as new research comes to light. The content and learning is science-based – the lessons are supported by evidence and backed by research, making the content both engaging and psychologically safe in an organizational context.

We're backed by education...

Our CEO, Lindsay Recknell, is a certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor, endorsed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), trained to work with organizations to assess their readiness for change and prepare employers to improve the psychological health and safety in their workplaces. 

Lindsay is also a certified Emergenetics Associate, endorsed by Emergenetics Canada, trained to recognize that everyone thinks and behaves differently, that our perceptions are framed by our experiences and our communication styles are impacted by the science of our brain.

As a life long learner, inspired by the work and research of Dr. Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania and his work in Positive Psychology, Lindsay is looking towards enrollment in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program in the fall of 2021. 

She also has a Bachelors degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership and has started and grown four entrepreneurial businesses in the last 12 years. With 15+ years of experience in facilitation, speaking, leadership development, podcasting and content creation, Lindsay ensures all content created by us meets her exacting standards and is designed to engage and educate in the most impactful ways possible. Lindsay reads A LOT and  believes there are too many great books in the world to waste time on anything less than awesome.

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Our Team...

Content & Digital Marketing Assistant

Ananya is the Content and Digital Marketing Assistant at Mental Health in Minutes. She does research into workplace mental health topics and creates our educational modules using her Bachelor of Arts – Psychology degree from the University of British Columbia. Additionally, she manages the podcast and social media presences, where she connects with our clients. Her belief is that everyone deserves access to quality information about their well-being!  When she isn’t creating content and doing research she enjoys reading obscure history factoids and being inside grocery stores.

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Tarun Singh

Customer Engagement & Strategy Lead

Tarun is the Customer Engagement & Strategy Lead for Mental Health in Minutes and brings more than a decade’s experience in Business and Strategy Development to this roleIn his past professional lives he has led marketing and sales teams, devised go-to-market strategies, advised high net-worth individuals on investments and syndicated debt for real estate development. Tarun also hides (in a manila folder of memories titled “continuing education”) a giant laundry list of failures big and small. 

Analytical, resilient and intuitive, Tarun considers a day well spent when it is spent solving a problem or brainstorming fantastically grand ideas such as the sociology of the first human colony on Mars. 

Ever the optimistic strategist, if there is one thing he loves, it is a good challenge. A committed leader, Tarun is passionate about bringing positivity to the workplacehe believes happy workplaces are fertile grounds where we can dare mighty things”. 

Our Partners...

We really believe that we’re most successful together and have partnered with other amazing organizations and professionals working to support organizations like yours in areas that we at Mental Health in Minutes don’t specialize in. All the Partners below have been vetted by us, we’ve worked with them and have 100% confidence in their abilities.

Workplace Mental Health Consultant

Brandy Payne

Sometimes you need a bit of advice to ensure you’re on the right track.

Whether you’re developing a Wellness Strategy or navigating a challenge in the workplace, advice from a trusted guide can make a world of difference.

Brandy is an Expert-on-Call and available as one-time or on-going support.

Brandy’s Programs:

Quick Start Strategy Design

This program will give you a 30,000 foot view of employee mental well-being, and create a strategy that will address the key factors impacting mental health in your workplace.

Working with your team, I’ll build a customized Action Plan for the next 6- to 12-months, with an easy-to-follow implementation guide.

Leadership Training

This is for all leaders – Executives, Supervisors and Team Leads – who want the tools and skills to help their team do their best work, in a way that builds mental health, strong culture, and resilience.

Based on your needs & priorities, this program includes in-depth group training and 1:1 mentoring with each leader.

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CMHA-Alberta

Mental Health Promotion for All

Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a recognizable and reliable organization where Albertans find compassionate support, responsible care and accessible resources. They work at the intersection of clinical and local mental health care.  Our programs and services are developed to address the unique needs of individuals and communities.

For more than 60 years in Alberta, CMHA has focused on recovery and support for Albertans impacted by mental illness.  We stand with people living in the community as they achieve their wellness goals. Hundreds of CMHA staff and volunteers engage clients in activity and navigation within the complex matrix of mental health services.

Today their eight CMHA regional offices and the Centre for Suicide Prevention continue to focus on a better future for all people living with mental health challenges. We also recognize that individuals with a mental health challenge are connected to others who need support.

Lindsay's philosophy, in all the words...

I truly believe there’s a way to succeed in whatever goal I’m reaching for, nothing is impossible. Might not always happen on an original timetable and the journey will definitely take detours but with Hope, Action and Creativity, combined with Confidence and Tenacity to keep going, it’s all possible.

Those are the keys, I believe.

First Hope – you need to believe that the future will be better than today. You need to truly believe it’s going to happen, that you will succeed…that you’ll accomplish. Because if you don’t have Hope, you’re sunk.

Action must accompany Hope because without Action, Hope is just a wish. Do the next thing, take the next step, make the next call. Whatever Action comes next, do that. And if you don’t know the next right step, just do something…keep that forward momentum going. Also, that’s key…momentum. An object in motion, stays in motion…an object at rest, stays at rest. Keep rollin’.

Creativity is key because if something isn’t working, you’ll need to get creative to figure out what’s next. Don’t rule anything out, think big picture without limits and figure out the How after you’ve identified the What. This is also where your resources can come in…your people with different experiences or ideas, your money to try something new or your brain and drive to read, listen, ask for what you don’t already know. The main idea here is don’t limit yourself to what you’ve already done – get creative and try whatever you come up with.

Confidence wraps these three traits. You need to have Confidence so you can achieve, succeed, compete. You will need to believe in yourself – in your strengths and unique awesomeness to achieve. There’s no reason you can’t be successful. For sure, you’ll have to work your butt off, prioritize differently and make sacrifices or compromises…and success might not look the same at the end as you thought it might at the beginning but successful completion, no matter how it looks, is still success.

Tenacity is the other trait that wraps up Hope, Action and Creativity. You have to keep at it, fall down seven and get up eight. See adversity and go through it. When you’re tired, rest, then get to it. If it’s worth it, keep working it no matter how hard it seems. Do it until it doesn’t make sense anymore, then do the next thing. I think that’s something key to Tenacity – recognize that the current path may not be the right path forever and instead of quitting or being discouraged by the time spent, have the Tenacity to change the path and keep rolling.

Keep at it, whatever “it” is.

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