Based out of Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), Oaks Mental Health offers training to organizations and individuals across Canada. We are passionate about equipping helping professionals to be skilled and compassionate in supporting peoples’ mental health.
Our education emphasizes evdience-based approaches and practical applications. We work with a diverse range of organizations including schools, non-profits, clinics, hospitals, social services, care homes, and more.
We believe that empathy is essential to any effective mental health intervention.
People have the right to make their own choices, even if we disagree with them.
We believe people have valuable wisdom and insight into their own lives and should be consulted on how to move forward.
We actively acknowledge the pervasive impact of trauma and the necessity of creating safe environments.
We do not view addiction or substance use as moral failings and recognize that abstinence is not always possible or helpful.
We acknowledge and talk about how sex, gender, class, race, ability, health status, body size, religion, etc. affect peoples’ experiences.
We highlight the ways people show strength in their suffering even when its hard to see.
Oaks has worked with over 100 different organizations
We've trained over 3,000 individuals through both public and private education sessions
We've trained people from Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Ontario
Our online Foundations of Suicide Intervention course has attracted students from 8 different provinces.