Getting Started

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

Mental Health Training

Leadership and employee workshops, presentations, and more.

Speaking & Presentations

Passion, authenticity, and inspiration delivered with professional expertise and grounded in lived experience.

Our Vision.

We believe that everyone deserves accessible, adaptive, and inclusive mental health support. Our goal is to help foster psychologically safe workplaces where mental wellness is prioritized through effective training, strategy development, compassionate leadership, and accessible resources. We envision communities where mental health is prioritized, supported, and stigmas are erased through creative innovation and collaborative efforts.

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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 Mental Health. I was driven by my own lived experiences and empowered by my professional training. I saw stigmas being discussed but rarely acted upon. I heard hushed tones and whispers where there deserved to be full-throated acknowledgement and meaningful, compassionate conversations. I saw a mental health system that was fractured and siloed, allowing far too many individuals without reasonable means to access resources and gain valuable knowledge. I noticed a lack of innovation and a hesitation to adapt, to be bold, and address how delivered mental health education was being delivered. I saw workplaces avoiding difficult conversations and de-prioritizing employee wellness. I saw the barriers that people faced in their most challenging moments and the bleeding heart optimist in me screamed that we could be doing so much better. So much more.
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Kristopher Marks