Our purpose is to support employers, leaders and employees to reduce mental harm and promote mental health in the workplace.
A Human Resources firm focused on psychological health and safety
Mental Fitness Webinar Package
4 short courses that focus on introducing employees to what they can do to have a positive impact on their mental fitness.
Mental Fitness Index (MFI)
An assessment tool designed to uncover psychosocial factors impact on the culture, psychosocial hazards that are putting employees at risk for mental harm, current programs and policies impact on employee’s productivity, health and psychological safety in the workplace.
Psychologically Safe Leadership Certification (CPSL)
A self-paced, online program designed to empower new and developing managers to support the mental fitness of employees, reduce mental harms, and promote mental health in the workplace.
We leverage evidence-based tools and programs to support organizations to achieve impact.
We help our customers create thriving work environments.
Our vision is to see thriving organizations where health and productivity are connected and an intentional part of the day-to-day culture.
Mental Fitness Playbook
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Mental health is more important than ever to both employees and employers.
Our Mental Fitness Playbook provides employees and employers an understanding of the impact of mental health in the workplace and provides practical methods of carving a path forward.
Download our Mental Fitness playbook.
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We'd love to hear from you!
Whether you’d like to know more about our products and services or you want to nerd out about workplace health and productivity, we would love to chat further.
What our clients are saying about Howatt HR
Jesse allowed us to take the conversation on employee experience and well being to a new place with our Senior Leadership Team. His presentation style was professional and effective and our leaders immediately felt a connection to the topic presented. Any questions that were asked, Jesse was able to clearly and concisely answer. This was very impressive given the depth and breadth of the information being presented. This was critical in bringing credibility to the information being shared, as well as ensuring buy in from the senior leadership team for our go forward plan. Jesse’s past experience with high performance athletes really helps to connect the topic of employee experience and well being to something more tangible for most around the table. I would highly recommend inviting Jesse into your organization to enhance your employee experience program, through engagement of senior leadership and critical buy in that will remove many obstacles along the way.Bekki LeonHR Leader, LNG Canada
Jesse has an amazing ability to connect with the content that he is presenting which translates directly into connection with the participants. He brings energy and expertise that engages the audience and has them looking for more. Jesse has helped us set the foundation and building blocks with our leadership team and employee ambassador group with a clear understanding of the landscape of joint responsibility. We had many participants reach out and tell us it was the most useful session we could have provided. The best part was that I could completely trust their team to change, adapt and partner with us on our sessions provided. The team has empowered me, coached me and given me increased confidence to continue this journey and conversation with our senior leaders and our organization.Agnes McLaughlanHR Leader, City of Barrie
Dr. Bill Howatt's leadership session on building psychologically safe workplaces was extremely well-received by our audience of Ontario Public Service leaders. It had the largest attendance to date for our mental health speakers series. Dr. Howatt's dynamic presentation style engaged participants throughout the session, and those in attendance said it helped them to better understand their pivotal role in fostering psychological health and safety among their own teams.Kristen DelormeAssistant Deputy Minister, OPS
Great session!! Bill what you presented truly resonated with the people managers and will equip them with some tools so they can focus on their mental fitness plan while enabling their teams. A big thank you to you from us for the presentation and Q&A segment today. Everything went off without a hitch, on schedule, and everyone loved the material and the conversation. Thank you for your support through the engagement, planning and delivery of this very important topic!Puru PanchProgram Director, Global Cyber Security, Strategic Delivery, RBC
The Durham District School Board retained Howatt HR to assist us in better understanding the current organizational culture and to provide clear recommendations for action. The circumstances of the District are complex and Howatt HR facilitated a structured and caring process that engaged staff in all roles. I was impressed with their level of expertise in psychological health and safety. Howatt HR's approach assisted staff in feeling comfortable and their level of compassion and sensitivity was a catalyst for hope within the organization. This process allowed many staff to have a voice that helped us not only understand where to start rebuilding but also helped many to start to heal.We received insights that resonated with many staff, as well as concrete steps for what actions we can take to have an impact. As the CEO of the organization, they assisted me as well in navigating an emotionally charged landscape through their responsive approach to developments. We are grateful for having Howatt HR as a partner and would highly recommend them to any school board interested in staff mental health, and psychological health and safety.Norah MarshDirector of Education, Durham District School Board
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