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Connecting Culture and Mental Health

One of the key aspects of our culture analytics work has been the capacity to identify gaps in mental wellness in the workplace that need to be addressed.

This is why, in partnership with MTV and over 900 other major organizations across the world, we are participating in Mental Health Action Day on May 20th.

To address a global mental health crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and amid the continued struggle of systemic racism, Boost Innovation and more than 900 organizations, brands, government agencies and cultural leaders have signed on to be part of the inaugural Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20 during Mental Health Awareness Month. This open-source movement to shift culture from awareness to action on mental health has added more than 700 partners since its announcement one month ago. A full list of partners is available here.

Based on our work, we feel strongly that there is a need to focus on the future by emphasizing teen mental health. This is why we have partnered with ConnecTeen, a branch of the Calgary Distress Centre in order to take action in our city.

ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area. We are a program of Distress Centre. Being a teen can be tough. You have more independence, responsibility, and stress as a teenager, and you probably have more questions too.

We know there are some things you can’t talk to an adult about and there’s probably a lot of things your friends don’t get about you. We can connect you with a peer who understands your unique situation and can help talk you though your issues. We don’t judge. We are here to listen. Our service is confidential so no one needs to know you contacted us.

If you ever have a question, a problem or just need someone to talk to, give us a call, drop us an email, send us a text or chat with us online.


We will be donating 100% of the proceeds from our weekly online yoga experience Beyond The Mat, which is a partnership with Yoga By Mariah. Additionally, volunteers and users of the ConnecTeen are able to attend for free in order to gain the mental wellness benefits of Yoga from a qualified instructor.

You can register for the class by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you on May 20th to take action for mental health!


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