An off-site certification program to equip you with the knowledge and skills to create a culture of care at your business to foster the emotional well being and creativity of your employees.

The program takes place over the course of 2 full days, and includes an interactive in-person training using mindfulness, improv, role playing, case studies, scenarios, and concrete tools and objectives for self-care and emotional intelligence.

  • Learn about the impact and prevalence of mental health in the workplace

    • Explore mental health within the context of diversity and inclusion.

    • Learn how to effectively navigate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    • Understand the role of mental health in the workplace and the unique role that every employee has in supporting their colleagues and team members.

  • Build skills and practice tools to create a culture of care.

    • Learn how to create culture change and your unique role as a mental health advocate within the workplace.

    • Gain proactive practices that create flexibility to support diverse workplace needs.

    • Receive strategies for creative self-care.

    • Practice starting (and continuing) a conversation with an employee who might be struggling.

  • Connect with a community of change leaders

    • Learn best practices from peers and provide support to each other as you learn how to support the overall wellness of your company and its employees.

    • Share lessons learned in your own leadership role.

    • Problem-solve real-life challenges with supportive professionals.


Mentally healthy employees are happier, more productive, and more engaged. Companies who take proactive steps toward creating a culture of care and improving mental health access will find themselves in healthier and more vibrant workplace environments.

  • Reduce absenteeism

    Employees with unaddressed mental health conditions experience 31x more absentee days than employees without a condition.

  • Improve retention

    20% of employees (and 50% of millennials) have voluntarily left previous roles for mental health reasons.

  • Maximize engagement

    217 million days of work are lost in productivity every year due to unaddressed mental health conditions.

  • Foster inclusivity

    Focusing on wellness without naming mental health can alienate those facing challenges even further.

  • Improve benefits utilization

    Employees don't use if they aren't encouraged to or don't feel safe doing so.


Creating a culture of support for overall emotional wellness of your team begins with advocates at all levels of your company -- from the C-level executive and manager, to the HR leader and employee. Creating a culture of care is vital to the health of your business and your team.

  • 56% of employees

    with a mental illness did not receive any mental health treatment.

  • 9 Million

    adults with mental Illness report they try and can't get treatment.

  • 80% of employees

    treated for mental illness report improved levels of work efficacy and satisfaction.


The cost of attending the Leadership Institute certificate program is based on a sliding scale dependent on company size.

For organizations of

< 10k employees

$750 / person

For organizations of

> 10k employees

$1000 / person


  • Leadership Institute training & strategic advising clients: $500/person

  • Multiple participants from the same company: $500/person for each additional attendee.

We also offer discounts on other Artful Wellness services for participating companies during the 6 months after certification.

Creativity improves your health, increases happiness, elevates mood, alleviates anxiety, boosts brain function and helps you feel more




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Create a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Helping Employees Reduce Stress, Increase Resilience and Improve Their Mental Wellbeing So Organizations Can Thrive through Creative Interventions, Tools & Resources



4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor

Downers Grove, IL  60515

Tel: 847-477-8244


Always feel free to contact us with any questions. We are always here to support, artfully nourish and offer natural stress relief and burnout prevention to you and your business.

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