Where People, Organizations,
and Research Come Together
Arete® improves the well-being of Canadians
through excellent business and employee assistance programs.
We’re excited to tell you about our new podcast, Head Forward. In each episode, we’ll explore issues that affect our mental health and well-being through conversation with experts. You’ll get access to insight and practical strategies that address challenges we face.
Our second episode, The Right Questions to Ask to Prevent Suicide, addresses the hard but necessary questions to ask when a loved one has thoughts of suicide. The Centre for Suicide Prevention‘s Mara Grunau and Robert Olsen get frank about what words and services can truly help.
The Right Questions to Ask to Prevent Suicide
It’s your life – keep talking.
Every year, 1 in 5 Canadians faces an issue affecting mental health and well-being. Stigma keeps most from actively seeking treatment. Neighbours, co-workers, friends, parents, young adults—men and women alike—are impacted.
Arete is collaborating with CTV Two to air 12 videos featuring everyday Canadians who have faced and met the challenge of mental wellness issues. Watch them here or on our new YouTube channel. New videos will be added each month.
Sincere thanks to all the participants who fearlessly share their experiences in these short videos. Our gratitude extends to the researchers, mental health experts and educators who help drive home the point: looking after our mental health is essential.
We have one life to enjoy—if something is affecting your state of mind and life, or that of a friend or loved one, start the conversation and keep talking.
“I am really impressed by the people and practices at Arete. As a therapist, I’ve dealt
with a number of EAP companies, and my experience is that Arete stands out way ahead of others.
Arete people are well-organized, professional, respectful and a pleasure to work with. It’s a rare
treat to work with a company with such consistent integrity and care.”
– submitted by a professional therapist in our network, August 2015
News and Events
Save the date – and plan to attend this annual learning event for group insurance advisors and third party administrators.read more
Arete HR CEO Allan Stordy was one of several industry experts interviewed for this article about how Canadian businesses can save money by investing in employee well-being.read more
A recent Canadian study paints a clear picture of the financial benefits for organizations that provide an EAP.read more