Building communities that thrive.
Our commitment to mental health awareness and support extends far beyond the workplace and into the hearts of communities and schools across Alberta. We help community members and students engage with mental health resources, education, and support through events, public workshops, presentations, as well as aid in the development of local resources and programs.
We collaborate with local communities, not-for-profit organizations, and local businesses to host events that focus on promoting mental health literacy and other initiatives. We help deliver community messaging that is accessible, inclusive, and interactive by creating engagement that is both informative and entertaining.
We collaborate with local communities, not-for-profit organizations, and local businesses to host and participate in events that focus on promoting mental health literacy and other wellness initiatives. We deliver community messaging that is accessible, inclusive, and interactive by creating engagement that is both informative and entertaining.
Keynote Speaking and Panel Discussions
VĪV Mental Health founder Kris Marks employs an inspiring blend of authenticity, passion, and knowledge to deliver meaningful, thought-provoking presentations and keynote speeches. An engaging speaker who masterfully weaves together his own lived experiences and professional expertise, find out how Kris can enhance your conference, community event, presentation, or panel discussion!
Classroom Presentations, Parent/Guardian Workshops, and Educator Training
VĪV Mental Health is proud to offer interactive, age-specific mental health presentations for classrooms, school assemblies, and events for students 8 years and up. We also offer educational workshops for parents and caregivers of students, as well as focused mental health training for teachers and school support staff. Our creative, engaging, and informative training fosters a safe and inclusive environment for everyone to learn about and interact with various mental health concepts – all delivered by a CMHA-Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor.
“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.”
“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!”
“One of the best podcasts I’ve heard. Amazing job.”
“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.”