A free workplace mental health service for Ontario’s health care organizations.

Your Trainers

The Your Health Space team consists of trainers from across Ontario 
who bring with them decades of experience working in health care, 
advocacy, and training. They are equipped to provide your team with 
psychological health and safety training and are available to facilitate 
sessions virtually or in-person.

Nancy Hood

“I am a registered Social Worker and Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor. Over the last 15 years, I have worked to create and deliver programs to support Ontarians living with mental illness and have dedicated my career to raising awareness about mental health while engaging Ontarians to advocate for improved services as a unified group with a strong and valid voice. As the Head Trainer for CMHA Ontario’s Your Health Space, I am a strong supporter, advocate, and champion for healthy workplaces built in partnership with all members. My bio would not be fully complete without introducing my guide dog, Neesa – a beautiful red-headed golden retriever who has been by my side for the last five years doing what she loves most – guiding and making people smile.”

Nancy, Head Trainer

Greg

“For close to two decades, I’ve worked in a variety of roles in both the healthcare and developmental services sectors. In 2018, I led Canada’s first Developmental Services Agency to sign the Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and have been focused on creating psychologically safe workspaces ever since.”

Greg

Olivia

“Being a part of the healthcare team for the past 30 years is what motivates my passion for people. As a Registered Nurse, I worked with a high-risk population of women facing challenges, obstacles, and times of grief during some very life-altering times in their lives. Working with many different cultures helps to resonate that even within our differences, we are similar in so many ways”

Olivia

Akriti

“I am a Psychotherapist and I have
been working as a Mental Health
Professional for over six years in various settings. Most recently, I had the pleasure of working with an Intensive Services Team in collaboration with the School Board and Hospitals. Currently, I also work in a multidisciplinary clinic with a team of Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, and Chiropractors.”

Akriti

Kim
“Since 2004, I have learned and worked in healthcare – both in-hospital and in the community. I have enjoyed my roles facilitating health education and promotion with adult learners individually, in group settings, and as a peer support group leader. For my role in training and supporting my colleagues, I was awarded the Epic Peer Leader Award from The Ottawa Hospital in 2019.”

Kim
Solene

“I worked 10 years in France as a midwife, as a trainer/digital learning specialist at university, and as a simulation trainer for diverse health care students and professionals. All these positions fit my ‘smiling-creativity’ and fulfil my daily needs to learn more and contribute to little changes in our world!”

Solène

Sherry

“I am a registered nurse who integrates mindfulness and meditation practices into daily life. With over seven years of nursing experience in healthcare from community nursing, primary care in a community health centre, and care coordination in both hospital and community, I am driven towards advancing workplace mental health in the health care sector”

Sherry

Cindy

“My passion is in mental health education, suicide prevention, and psychological health and safety in the workplace. As a Registered Social Service Worker, my career spans over 30 years and includes frontline, training, and leadership roles in youth justice, inpatient treatment programs, addictions, police victim services units, and mental health promotion.”

Cindy

Nhi

“I have worked in acute care, primary care, and public health nursing for over eight years. More recently, I had the opportunity to do some research and leadership work with non-profits and international organizations where my interests for mentoring/training and project management further
developed.”

Nhi

Gwenyth

“I am an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience in the areas of neurology, mental health, and knowledge translation. My professional background spans the care continuum as well as systems-level planning. For over 9 years, I was privileged to work in stroke prevention where I developed a passion for wellbeing and the links between physical and mental health”

Gwenyth

IN CRISIS? Call Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566, or  find your local CMHA branch.
For immediate help, call 9-1-1

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