About Us

We Help You Help Them

The Expert Talk, a premier provider of Mental Health First Aid training, also offers in-person and virtual presentations, workshops, and courses that help people to better support those they work with and care about. These are delivered by a community of trusted and experienced experts.

Our Vision

That all individuals feel confident and able to take care of the wellbeing of themselves and those around them, as a path to finding genuine joy and fulfilment in life and work.

Our Mission

To help people become self-confident and empowered, by providing them and their support networks with the education, resources, and information to get them there.

Our Values

We are bold in our vision, our approach, and our creativity

We act with integrity, and are unafraid of being our true selves

We strive to serve and support our community as it continues to grow

We seek to positively impact the health, well-being & futures of those we work with

We believe education is ongoing, and the key to positive outcomes

We ensure respect is the foundation of all our relationships

Our Approach

These days. everybody and their brother can call themselves an "expert".  

When the tough stuff happens, there’s way too much information and advice out there – a lot of it from people with, shall we say, questionable experience and backgrounds. Figuring out who we can trust to take advice from … when we’re worried about someone we care for, or barely managing ourselves … that can be a scary thought.  

So we buy books, subscribe to blogs and podcasts, and consume articles and videos – often finding ourselves lost in late-night rabbit holes looking for answers and ways we can help and support our teams, friends, and family members.

Problem with this stuff, though, is there’s no follow up support – we can’t ask questions to a book author, or for advice on our own unique situation.

We take what’s been published … but then we’re often still left feeling like we’re on our own.

The Expert Talk has built a community of experts who specialize in the topics that affect our mental and emotional wellbeing on a daily basis – and they’re here with live and on-demand presentations, workshops, and keynotes that’ll help you better care for yourself and those around you.

But how do you know they’re any more trustworthy than anyone else?  We’re glad you asked …

To be a part of our community, experts have to meet our 7-point criteria developed by one of our founders – with the most important piece being that all of their information is science- and evidence-based – and backed up by current research.  It’s our promise to you.

This makes them a trusted source for strategies and support on those topics that are the hardest to deal with – things like: mental health, conflict resolution, and motivation.

But then we take you that missing step further – you’ll engage directly with our experts – in live events and workshops.

And with that support, you’ll develop the confidence and skills to take care of the wellbeing of yourself and those around you, leading you to genuine joy and fulfilment in life and work.

Who We Work With

Adults who work with youth

What We Do

Mental Health First Aid

Individual or Private Group Training 

At any given time, about 21.4% of the working population in Canada experience mental health problems which can affect their productivity*. These disorders can affect productivity, movement into new employment roles, forming of key social relationships and of healthy habits related to eating, sleeping, and substance use.  This is why it is so important to detect problems early and ensure the person is properly supported.

This course gives participants the confidence and skills to assist someone when mental health problems start – so they can get the support & help they need ASAP.

*Mental Health Commission of Canada

Live Online Events

Connect With Experts on the Topics You Need Most

Monthly live online events let you get the insights you need from experts you can trust.  Events are held on zoom and include presentations and workshops designed to be engaging and interactive – and always include time for Q&A at the end.

Events are recorded so you’ll have lifetime access.

Presentations, Workshops & Keynotes

Tailored or Customized For Your Group Or Conference

Choose one of the sessions our experts have already developed, or have a custom event created just for your group.  All of our experts are experienced speakers and educators and can work with groups large or small.

From mental health, to burnout, to conflict resolution and more, sessions are available for audiences of organizations, adults who work with youth, and young people themselves.

On-Demand Content

Access Past Sessions And Additional Resources such as:

  • [Workshop]  Dealing with Big Emotions
  • [Presentation]  Healing from Pandemic Grief & Burnout
  • [Video]  Teen Anxiety – What You Need to Know so You Can Help
  • [Presentation]  The Body Image Crisis in Girls
  • [eBook]  98 Conversation Starters – A Guide to Getting Your Teen to Open Up
  • [Workshop]  Anti-Bullying Workshop for Parents
  • And more … 

It's time to feel fully alive…

When things are hard and life throws curve balls, we are taught how to manage. To survive. To get through the muck. But we aren't taught how to recover and move above and beyond just basic wellbeing. 

We don't want you to just "get by".  That's why our programs are designed not just to help you with the foundations of mental health, confidence, connection and motivation - but to build on those foundations so you can adopt the skills needed to increase your capacity for genuine joy and fulfillment in life and work.

We are told to be grateful. To think more positively. To manifest our way to a better life. But science knows that what really makes a difference is tangible and practical shifts in life. And these shifts are hard to make without support. We need to know what direction to head in, where to start, how to overcome the hurdle and what is actually effective. 

We offer you the insight and information you need to feel empowered, confident and fully capable in your professional and personal life. Our workshops are based on empirical research, clinical methods, and expert strategies, tools and solutions - so you can trust you're setting up yourself, and those around you, for success and happiness.

How To Find Us

721-304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4W4

Ready to get started?

Contact us to discuss Mental Health First Aid training or workshops for your group or conference..