Getting Started

Find out what effective workplace mental health strategies can do for your business.

Training and Education

Leadership and employee workshops, presentations, and more.

Strategy and Implementation

Guiding your business’ mental health strategy every step of the way.

Our vision is simple.

We support people. At VĪV, we believe that everyone deserves meaningful, effective, and adaptive mental health support. We strive to deliver exceptional mental health education and support strategies that work for every workplace, not-for-profit, and community initiative.

Stand Up For Mental Health

The VĪV Mental Health Podcast

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“Kris is a compassionate and resourceful man, and his sessions and conversations are always so thoughtful and relevant. His superpower seems to be that he can draw out the best in people, helping others feel comfortable with their own vulnerability and creating a safe space for folks to exist freely without judgement.”

Justin Lessard

Mental Health Therapist

“I’ve been listening to your podcast and I love it. It’s so good! Thank you so much for being so vulnerable and sharing your story. It makes it so much easier for people to open up and help remove the stigma behind mental health struggles. Thank you so much!”



“Kris is a true professional. From the start of his presentation to the end, he had the full attention of my students. A talented speaker with a wealth of knowledge on the subject. I highly recommend!”

Nick Foley

Professor, Loyalist College

“One of the best podcasts I’ve heard. Amazing job.”

J.J. Richard


“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for speaking to our class today, it really resonated with me. As someone who’s struggled with mental health for a long time, hearing you talk about you personal struggles felt so relatable and less lonely. I appreciate your candour.”


Graduate student

A few words from Kristopher Marks
Founder of VĪV Mental Health

Mental health is a journey, and it was my own personal journey that became the catalyst for starting VĪV.

I chose the name “VĪV” as a way to recognize not only what it means to “survive” the challenges we face in life, but also how we “revive” ourselves and grow from those experiences. Mental health is a journey, and it was my own personal journey that became the catalyst for starting VĪV.
I am not only passionate about delivering mental health content and education, I’m passionate about how it’s delivered. Designing and implementing workplace mental health programs that are effective and beneficial is something I take a lot of pride in. I am also proud to use and promote the National Standard of Canada For Psychologically Safe Workplaces. VĪV’s presentations, workshops, and training modules are impactful not only because of the information they contain, but because of how that information is presented. Mental health impacts us all, and my goal is to create a meaningful impact with how we support individuals in the workplace and in our communities.
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