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AdaptiveWEC

AdaptiveWEC is a personalized, pocket-sized resilience training initiative that helps your workforce buffer against stress, build emotional well-being, and lead more purposeful lives. It’s a free mental well-being initiative for non-profits and small businesses in Windsor-Essex County.

The program won a New Normal Ninja award at the Canadian Channel Innovation Conference in April 2021. It was developed by United Way of Calgary and Area, in collaboration with headversity.

Seize the Power of Resilience with AdaptiveWEC

AdaptiveWEC can help your team build resilience and mental well-being to respond to the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue working to the best of their ability in these difficult times.

AdaptiveWEC takes a preventive and personal approach to promote mental well-being.

This special initiative includes:

  • Three free months of resilience training
  • Research-backed platform with lessons and videos for individual training and skill-building
  • 24/7 personalized support
  • Three on-demand learning webinars—support, emotional intelligence, and belonging

The onset of COVID-19 has greatly impacted the mental well-being of so many people and there’s a significant need to provide access to resources to support mental wellness.

Let’s get started! Schedule a call to learn more.

If you’re a non-profit agency, or a small-to-medium-sized business based in Windsor-Essex County connect with us to learn more and find out if your workplace is eligible. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Fill out the form and we’ll reach out to let you know if you qualify, and we’ll also share more details about this exciting new initiative. Currently, AdaptiveWEC is available for free to non-profits agencies and small- to medium-sized businesses (fewer than 200 employees) in Windsor-Essex County until December 31, 2021. We can add your name to a waitlist if you’re interested, but currently ineligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

AdaptiveWEC is a three-month corporate mental health program for small and medium-sized enterprises, government-funded organizations or non-profits to help individuals adapt to the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The program consists of three team workshops, 24/7 personalized support, and individual training and skill-building to protect and promote mental well-being.

Through the headversity app and coaching workshops services, AdaptiveWEC increases individuals’ capacity to respond to the adverse impacts of the pandemic (and stress in general) by developing a sense of empowerment, responsibility and increased ability to continue working in difficult times.

United Way invests in mental health initiatives that decrease barriers and increase access to supports for children and families living in Windsor and Essex County. We work with partners on local initiatives focused on mental health promotion, prevention, and early intervention, ensuring those impacted by mental health concerns can easily access the supports they need before the issues become deep-rooted.

Mental Health partners across the country have identified a gap in mental health supports for entrepreneurial or small- to medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations, which typically don’t have operating capital to invest in mental health supports or an Employee Assistance Program for their employees nor an ability to invest in mental wellness coaching for workplace teams. To address this need, United Way partnered with headversity to develop AdaptiveWEC.

Organizations in Windsor-Essex County can register until December 31, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased anxiety and uncertainty for entrepreneurs, small workplaces and non-profit organizations due to unstable economic conditions.

Anxiety related to economic uncertainty has remained a persistent issue throughout the year. Further, recent reports by Calgary economic and volunteer advocacy organizations and Imagine Canada have indicated that entrepreneurial or small workplaces and non-profit organizations are most at risk of failure due to economic uncertainties.

AdaptiveWEC will help people build their resilience, personal and organizational mental health capacity and support the development of coping mechanisms during and beyond COVID-19 through the provision of the headversity App, coaching workshops in collaboration with United Way community-based resources.

Specifically, the AdaptiveWEC program will:

  • Support individuals to adapt to the stress and distress of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Increase individuals’ capacity to respond to the adverse impacts of the pandemic by developing a sense of empowerment and responsibility
  • Support a willingness and ability to continue to work

We are committed to your privacy and the protection of your personal information. While information about the user and their interactions are captured in headversity, this information is not available to headversity staff, nor United Way, and is provided in aggregate form only. This is similar to how credit cards are tokenized in most systems.

While the app does collect name and email address, a user can completely anonymize that information if they choose to do so. We will not disclose to any unauthorized third party a member’s name or contact information. We will also not monitor, edit or disclose the contents of any member’s information unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary.

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