Mental Fitness Index Starter Kit

Take The First Step

We know you are just taking your first steps to address workplace mental health. You believe that supporting your employee’s mental health will help your organization achieve its goals, and you want to do more than “random acts of wellness,” but you aren’t quite sure how to start. We are here to help you take that first step and guide you on your way.

How the Starter Kit Can Help

The Mental Fitness Index Starter Kit provides important foundational information and evidence-based direction to help you build a strong foundation for your mental health and wellness program. It helps you:

  • Understand the current employee experience and mental health impacts.
  • Promote a positive mental health culture in your workplace.
  • Mitigate risk, prevent harm, target prevention.
  • Provide information and resources to help workers improve their mental fitness.
  • Work as a partner with your employees, establishing two- way accountability towards optimal mental and physical wellbeing.

How It Works

Employees complete a confidential assessment tool that evaluates a range of essential topics on mental health in the workplace, such as work culture, leadership, support, and productivity. You will also receive short micro-skill training modules which your employees can use to help improve their mental fitness.

A confidential access link to the MFI assessment tool is distributed to your employees from Howatt HR’s self-serve client portal.

Employees complete the confidential assessment and get their individual report.

Employer receives an aggregate dashboard report which provides information on program participation and impact as well as scores pertaining to psychological health and safety, mental fitness, and the employee experience.

Employees and leaders attend a Mental Fitness 101 Foundations Training Course.

Employees and leaders receive access to five relevant micro-skills digital training courses.

What’s Included:

  • Mental Fitness Index Assessment (PSWA version)
  • Mental Fitness 101 Foundations training course which provides information on the mental health continuum, resiliency, and coping skills and how to build a mental fitness plan
  • Access to five recorded micro-skill training courses designed to help employees and leaders improve their mental health and wellness coping and resilience skills

The starter kit is available.

For more information, please get in touch with

MFI Starter Kit Fact Sheet

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about the MFI Assessment.

Are all employee responses confidential?

Yes. All responses are entirely confidential. Employers will receive a high-level summary of the assessment results, not the assessment data, from Howatt HR. Employers will receive these results as aggregate data in a dashboard report format.

If employee responses are confidential, how can Howatt HR provide employees with a personal report?

Howatt HR’s data collection system automatically generates personalized reports based on their calculated overall MFI score. Thus, employees are the only ones who will see that report.

How and where will the survey information be stored?

All data collected will be hosted on Howatt HR’s secure server. Howatt HR’s secure server is hosted by Cologix, located in Canada and data housed within it will be accessed solely in Canada.

Is there a minimum participation rate?

To start, we recommend that you have at least 30 employees. The chart below outlines the recommended participation rate by number of employees.

# Of Employees Recommended Participation Rate
30-49 75% of population
50-99 60% of population
100-499 45% of population
500 30% of population