SPEAKERS

Mental Health Speakers in Toronto, Ontario

Workplace Mental Health Team

Katie Baldwin

RN BScN CPMHN(C)

Katie is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse working at Canada’s largest children’s hospital. Katie has been working with Starts With Me since day one, helping to create tailored training programs and consulting on organization policies and implementation practices. 


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Dr. Ellen Choi

Organizational social psychologist

Ellen trained at the London School of Economics and completed her doctoral degree at the Ivey School of Business. In particular, she studies the efficacy of mindfulness training on performance under pressure, resilience, and will power.


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Mike Stroh

Director | Starts with me

Mike combined his personal and professional experience to create educational and training programs and practices rooted in experiential learning. These are a combination of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cognitive behavioural therapy, and neuroscience.


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Mental Health Speakers

Jesse

Jesse works as a Peer Support Specialist for St. Michael’s Hospital inner city health program the Star Learning Centre. Jesse Shares his inspirational story drawn from his experience and recovery from mental illness.


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Michelle

Michelle is a visionary who uses her lived experience to create innovative and transformative solutions to tackle today’s mental health crisis. She has a BSc in Psychology and a MEd in Educational Psychology from the university of Toronto


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Marie

Marie lives with schizophrenia, although she does not let that define her.  Marie is committed to her wellbeing and recovery. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Performance Harp.


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Donovan

He is a survivor of depression and grief in losing his mother and grandmother to cancer. Disappointment, anger, and hopelessness have been constant companions. He turned this experience into resilience, inspiration, and a determination to help others do the same.


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Lucas

Lucas is a humanitarian, egalitarian, and mental health advocate. With over seven years experience in the field, he draws on vast personal, educational, and professional experience to help liberate others through honest and meaningful conversations.


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Meshach

Meshach is a lived experience speaker and musician. He is a speaker for CAMH’s Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest program and speaks to university students in occupational therapy at the University of Toronto. He is a published author and co-founder of the Mindful MC’s.


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