We love teaming up with other businesses that want to support our community! Please reach out if you are interested in collaborating with us. Until then, check out these awesome connections we've made so far!
Love My Mind
Making Our Community a Better Place for Us All!
In 2019 Love My Mind was created in Mark’s memory to become the voice that he could never use to help those who struggle daily with their own mental health battles. We began to speak as invited guests at various events within our community to tell our story and convey our initiative’s message.
Vulnerable conversations are now taking place within the community and new partnerships have been formed with local organizations, businesses, high schools, minor sports teams/athletes and the general public in our community. We will continue to have these important conversations without judgement so we may better understand the unknown behind this devastating disease and stigma!
Fast forward to 2022 Love My Mind has raised funds through private donations, corporate partners, event donations and the sale of our own apparel line. To date over $100,000 has been raised, including apparel donations - which is just over $20,000 on its own! This money raised has been put back into our community to offer professional support and spread awareness for mental health.
We also help fund smaller projects related to suicide prevention, addiction and other related illnesses that affect the lives of our loved ones. As an organization, we have donated over $10,000 in hoodies, t-shirts and toques to those left homeless and financially stricken in our community.
Love My Mind has grown into a strong mental health brand and a connector in our community and beyond. We are able to accomplish all of this by the amazing people of our initiative. Presently we have eight members on our board, several brand ambassadors, athletes, 40+ corporate partners and over 30 professional partners.
Thank you to each and every person who has contributed to this initiative. Your kindness and generosity are making a difference in the lives of our loved ones! For more information, education, resources or to purchase our inspirational apparel, please visit us online at lovemymind.ca
SKN Med Spa
Enhancing your beauty in a safe and judgement free space.
SKN Med Spa is locally owned and operated by husband and wife Shereen & Mark Magnus. Our business was born during the height of Covid in November 2020, when we noticed a lack of standards in the esthetics industry. Our goal is to provide the best service possible in a warm, welcoming environment, where our clients feel safe and respected.
We have started The SKN Initiative, which is a free Microneedling service for those who have struggled with self-harm. We are offering up to 3 sessions per person. Click here to learn more about SKN Med Spa and The SKN Initiative.
We've created a modern, luxurious space where medical aesthetics and client relationships are our top priorities. At SKN, we believe in putting the safety and satisfaction of our clients first.
SKN was created to provide high-end, safe and natural results for client that want to enhance their beauty in a comfortable, non-judgemental environment. We offer a variety of services and medical treatments that are performed by our highly trained and experienced medical providers. We would love to be a part of your journey - whatever that may be!
TeensTalk YXE was founded in October 2022 by Taryn & Pam Hutchings - a mother and daughter duo from Warman, SK. Taryn suffered an extreme mental health crisis beginning in August of 2022 which left her admitted 12 times to the in-patient psychiatric unit, totalling more than 90 hospitalized days.
Taryn was initially diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, her symptoms continuously evolved from all types of sensory and tactile hallucinations to overwhelming urges to self harm - resulting in overdoses and various injuries. She underwent countless medication changes and her symptoms continued to worsen. A diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder was eventually added which provided more questions than answers.
Her family felt the need to think outside the box and found the Amen Clinic in Los Angeles, California which housed a youth psychiatrist that specializes in Functional Neurological Disorder. The clinic takes a cutting edge approach to psychiatry by utilizing SPECT scan technology to measure the brain’s functioning. Taryn’s brain was part of 10% of patients that had incredibly over-active results. Taryn was given a new treatment plan that included medication adjustments in addition to other holistic requirements. This trip provided the family with much needed answers.
During this crisis, Taryn and Pam noticed a gap in services in Saskatoon - where were the support groups for youth struggling with mental health? Why wasn’t there more education and accessible information? Together, they decided to create the community they desired to belong to and TeensTalk YXE was born.
What does TeensTalk YXE do?
· Hosts monthly sharing circles for teens to support one another through their mental health challenges,
· Provides awareness about teen mental health through story-telling and education.
· Helps strengthen the understanding for caregivers around the importance of on-going dialogues with their teens,
· Shares their story in schools while providing resources and education on where and how to reach out for support,
· Macro goal: a Youth Mental Health Healing Center in Saskatoon that provides youth with the therapeutic tools and skills needed to remain out of hospital and to manage their mental illness symptoms in a home-like environment.
Suicide Grief Support Saskatoon
Suicide Grief Support Saskatoon is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support to individuals and families who have lost a loved one to suicide at any time.
Our peer-support facilitators and volunteers provide a safe space those affected by suicide loss to share their experiences and process their grief.
Left Behind By Suicide is a monthly drop-in style open group for individuals who has lost a loved one to suicide. There is no need to pre-register, and no cost to attend. This facilitated group allows for open discussion, with the dynamic of the group fluctuating each month based on the energy brought by our participants.
After Suicide Support is a more intensive therapeutic style closed group which meets weekly for twelve weeks. This group is smaller and attendance consistent, with the same attendees throughout. Each week, our facilitators guide survivors through a different topic related to suicide using various therapeutic methods, helping participants to safely share their story in a supportive environment.
Our trained facilitators are empathetic, experienced, and have each lost a loved one to suicide themselves, and therefore inherently understand this unique kind of loss. Our groups offer a safe and non-judgmental space to share your thoughts and feelings, and to connect with others who inherently understand what you're going through.
We understand that every person’s grief journey unique, and support after a traumatic and complicated loss is integral. There is power in simply being understood. We encourage attendees to navigate their grief journey with a spectrum of supports and self-care.
Chalk Salon & Co.
Chalk Salon & Co. was established in 2019 by sisters Lorelle and Sarah Perrin. Chalk Salon offers a variety of different hair and esthetics services in a warm, welcoming environment. We cater to different beauty budgets, are passionate about creating a comfortable, inclusive space, and focus on sustainable, eco-friendly hair care solutions. We also are passionate about mental health and wellness and giving back to our local, Saskatoon community that has always showed up in support of our small business.
All are welcome, important, and respected here.
No matter where you are in your journey, you deserve to feel fantastic. At Snap Fitness we are here for you, 24/7, with a variety of ways to move your body and your mood, a strong member community, and a super supportive team.
Members get access to the best range of cardio, strength, and functional training equipment plus a member app to help set your own goals, participate in mood boosting meditations and celebrate your progress.
An Ounce of Prevention was started by Chelsea Korpan-Sparks and Barbara Papp. Chelsea and Barb have over 50 years of combined experience in individual counselling, group facilitation and health promotion in the area of mental health and substance use/misuse. Their education/training and life experience have prepared them to launch Prime for Life®. Chelsea and Barb consider themselves learners first. They aim to help individuals better understand their relationship with substances and reduced risk related to substance use