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Focus on what really matters to your employee's mental fitness

The Mental Fitness Index (MFI) helps organizations create a safe, high-performing workplace. Going beyond “random acts of wellness,” the MFI enables you to focus your prevention efforts where they can have the most significant impact with evidence-based assessments and targeted real-time results.


Understand the employee experience with a Listening Tour

Capturing your employee voice enables you to understand their workplace experience and identify gaps between stated values and practices and existing norms or “lived culture.”


We are a Human Resources firm focused on psychological health and safety

Our purpose is to support employers, leaders and employees to reduce mental harm and promote mental health in the workplace.

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We leverage evidence-based tools and programs to support organizations in achieving impact.

Cultural Shaping

Howatt HR has a suite of Cultural Shaping tools to help organizations better understand their social norms, support HR professionals in forming their strategy and develop employee and leader behaviours.

Mental Fitness Index (MFI)

Howatt HR supports organizations in assessing the current mental fitness of their employees, building of their mental fitness plan, and development of key micro-skills that can charge employee batteries.

Workplace Learning

Howatt HR supports organizations in facilitating psychological health and safety, through the development of the competencies of PHS specialists, people leaders and employees.

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 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 (available in English & French).

Mental Fitness Playbook

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Manuel sur la santé psychologique

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Join Dr. Bill as he speaks with a range of podcast hosts about the benefits of positive Mental Fitness.

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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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