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Thrive app takes on mental well being in the workplace

The app was developed to help young people navigate mental well being in the work place
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The Career Education Council

A Guelph charity has developed an app to help young people maintain mental well-being in the workplace.

The Career Education Council is a non-profit charity organization that helps young people transition from school into the workforce.

They received a grant from the Ministry of Labour Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program and developed the app over 2018.

Samantha Pascoal is the project coordinator of the "Thrive in the Workplace" app.

She said it was an extension of their safety workshops.

"The reason we took on this wellness project is because its an extension of safety; it's a different type of safety. It's mental safety instead of physical safety and so that's kind of how it ties into our organization has done in the past."

The free app contains five modules for people to explore topics from work/life balance to communication.

The goal was to provide training that students may not have gotten on the job.

"They'll give you different definitions and then they also give you tools like really tangible strategies that you can use in order to meet these challenges and deal with then and cope with them in a healthy way."

Those modules contain videos, articles and quizzes on mental wellbeing.

Finishing those quizzes will earn you certificates that can be put toward resumes.

Pascoal said they partnered up with several local business to develop the app.

Some of which actually participate in the videos themselves.

She said the Council hope to expand into other Canadian cities in the new year.


 




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