YMCA WorkWell Blog


Four steps to incorporating empathy into your leadership practices


The theme for Mental Health Week 2022 is empathy. What a great theme! We all need to build our empathy skills, and we’d...

Five Strategies to Help If You’re Experiencing Burnout


Our latest YMCA WorkWell Workplace Well-Being Report found that 72% of respondents have experienced burnout “sometimes”...

3 reasons why you need to invest in creating a healthy organization


We get it: Running a business is a series of tough decisions about where to allocate limited resources, whether those...

Why Employee Feedback is the Most Important Tool in Your Well-Being Toolbox


Think about your handy toolbox.

It might be well-used or it might be a little dusty, but think about everything you...

6 Things You Need To Build Trust and Psychological Safety At Work


At YMCA WorkWell, we talk about trust and community as the foundation for organizational culture. And the thing is,...

Home or Office, You Need A Bestie at Work


We spend approximately a third of our lives at work. That’s about 90,000 hours. It’s countless lunches and coffee...

Wellness and Well-Being Are Not the Same


Renowned author and employee burnout expert Jennifer Moss argues that organizations can no longer afford to ignore...

A Little More Green Space: Making Room for Self-Care


In honour of International Self-Care Day, I want to talk about carving out a little more “green space” in our lives....

Why I Joined YMCA WorkWell


Let me tell you a story about a person who is just embarking on her fifth career. You guessed it! This story’s about me.