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Take 5 for Healthcare Workers

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Take 5: Anywhere, Anytime

Take 5 is MindWell’s central mindfulness-in-action technique that can be used by healthcare workers anywhere at any time, especially during stressful moments and difficult experiences throughout their day.

Take 5 helps you to recognize the triggers in your day-to-day life, how they affect your stress response, and helps to bring you back to a focused state so that you can remain calm, capable and confident in your ability to perform your best in any situation - without sacrificing your own well-being.

  • Improve mental health & well-being

  • Decrease stress

  • Improve performance

  • Reduce burnout

  • Increase focus

  • Build resilience

  • Transform how you experience your everyday! 

Try a classic Take 5

Listen to step-by-step instructions to try MindWell's core

Take 5 practice.

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Inside MindWell for Healthcare Workers 

we provide healthcare-specific cues to help you integrate Take 5 into your daily life as a healthcare worker.

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Take 5 is part of a larger online training program, MindWell for Healthcare Workers, designed by healthcare workers for healthcare workers to give you the tools you need to:​​​



Discover how to use stress as an ally for improved performance.



Learn simple tools that help you remain more calm during challenging situations.



Use mindfulness-in-action to bounce back from difficulty and improve your overall well-being.

“I’m discovering that there are many of us in the same boat, dealing with the same stressors and finding ways to enhance our lives.”

“I love that I can share my experiences in a comfortable non-judgemental setting with other healthcare workers.”

"I have learned to Take 5 in my vehicle before approaching a coroner scene. It calms me and makes me better able to focus on my investigation."

Short, simple, and effective lessons are provided in 4 weekly modules designed to give you maximum results in the least amount of time. 

(Available in French and English)

 Despite working amidst the conditions of COVID-19,  where the majority of healthcare workers reported declining mental health, participants who engaged in MindWell for Healthcare Workers increased their levels of resilience and decreased levels of PTSD, anxiety and exhaustion in just 4 weeks.

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