What others are saying about the N.O.W process.

“Angelique Benois, who we refer to as our mental health guru, has been instrumental in assisting the OPSWA and our membership in navigating various mental health issues that have arisen prior to and since COVID. Ms. Benois, Executive Director of Nurturing Our Wellbeing has provided webinars that help us build capacity on wellness topics. She’s offered regular article submissions that have been extremely well received. We were very privileged to have her speak as our keynote speaker at our conference a year ago, and it has been absolutely wonderful for our members. We really cannot think of anyone we’d rather be dealing with. This mental health services consultant model is one of the first of its kind in the world (to date), and it’s very unique in Canada because it can offer direct support to those on the front line directly. Ms. Benois has made herself available to our membership and has actively worked to support our members both on and off events. We very much hope to continue working with her for a very, very long time. We really wish Nurturing Our Wellbeing every success and we very much hope we can enjoy a long and fruitful partnership. Thank you.”

— Ian DaSilva, Director of Operations for the Canadian Support Workers Association and the Ontario PSW Association

“I am fortunate to have recently attended a Mental Health First Aid course expertly facilitated by Angelique. Her humour, honesty, openness in sharing personal anecdotes and nurturing of an inclusive space help build a safe forum for participants. I strongly recommend her as an authentic instructor and gifted facilitator. It is a joy to be in Angelique’s audience!”

— Slyvia Kern, MCATD, MCOD, Learning and Organizational Development Professional,October 2018

“Angelique did a fantastic job facilitating four mental wellness training sessions for our staff at Access Independent Living Services. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about self-care and created customized exercises for each session to address the concerns that staff had. The exercises were easy to follow and had immediate impact on how our staff felt afterwards. I participated in all four sessions and learned something new each time. I received very positive feedback from our staff who appreciated the self-care component because their work is physically demanding, and the exercises allowed them feel relaxed and reenergized. Angelique was a great partner to work with and took time to understand our needs and developed customized content to achieve our objectives. I recommend working with Angelique and experiencing first-hand the benefits of her expertise.”

— Pei Kaw, Human Resources Manager, Access Independent Living Services

“Angelique illustrated her expertise in offering personalized and adaptable yoga and stress management sessions to individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, psychosis and/or to coping with the stress of returning back to the everyday stressors of life. Angelique empowers others through offering knowledge regarding the various aspects of maintaining their well-being. Angelique pours herself into what she offers to ensure it is a positive experience and meets the expectations of the people she serves.”

— Heather Morhorn, RPN, Whitby, ON

Kristy Sansom

Director of Operations @ Synergy Lab Inc.

Christina Fuda

Mental Health First Aid Coordinator @ Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Richard O’Hare

Manager, Service Business Line @ Atlas Copco

“Angelique quickly established herself as an expert, which – in a room full or professionals who can be cynical – is critical. Her style was a perfect combination of handholding, without being overbearing, when participants struggled with concepts. She is able to adapt quickly to the knowledge level of the room, not dwelling on concepts we understood and taking the time to explain (repeatedly when necessary) concepts that weren’t as obvious.”

— Todd Humber, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief,  Thomson Reuters, Aug 2018

“Angelique has shown to be an extremely caring and passionate leader in the area of self-care and guiding others to develop a healthy well-being. When offering our team mindfulness sessions and consultation she remained positive, down-to-earth, respectful and encouraged collaborative thinking. Angelique is dedicated in empowering others in their own wellness journey and finds ways to make the process fun, engaging and impactful.”

— Dr. Daniela Hlousek, Psychiatrist, Ontario Shores Centre of Mental Health Services, Whitby, ON

“Angelique’s work is a tremendous gift to this world. As the Director of a Community Organization that promotes wellness through group-singing, I had an opportunity to listen to Angelique speak February 2018. It was a deeply informative, impactful, and life-changing experience! Angelique, thank you for the work you do, and for this amazing opportunity to learn from your skills and experience.”

— Mila Redwood, Founder & Director of Sing for Joy

“I have much gratitude for how Angelique has helped me over the last six months. She has been a “chiropractor” for my soul and mind and has helped me make those “adjustments” to get back on the right course and stay there.”

– Rick McCallion, July 2018

Sharyse B.

Member & Rep @ OON (Official Outreach Netball)

Ryan Fuentes

Registered Social Worker & Program Coordinator @ TAIBU Health Centre

Scott Alton

Operations Manager @ Boomerang

“I had the pleasure of working with Angelique for many years and saw the positive results of her work first hand. She was a dedicated therapist, who worked very effectively with her clients to help them manage their stress, regulate their emotions and improve their sleep, with non-medication relaxation therapies.”

— Dr. Michael Colleton, Psychiatrist, Brampton, ON

“I had the pleasure to hear Angelique speak in April 2017. Her presentation was impactful, moving and extremely valuable. The way she weaved in her nursing knowledge regarding emotional mindfulness strategies created a great learning experience. She has a knack for engaging with the audience despite the large number of people she is speaking to. I found Angelique very relatable as she shared her story and perspective. I not only learned something, I felt that I got to know her too. Keep sharing your wellness knowledge Angelique!”

— Natasha Halliday, MA, CYC, April 2017

“I had the pleasure of being a participant in one of Angelique’s talks. This talk was on the importance of self-care and how it relates to our professional and personal happiness. Despite the fact that it was a large audience, Angelique achieved taking me on a journey. I felt as if she was speaking to me and it was inspiring, engaging and packed with tips of how to improve my life. I would go to another one of her talks again without any hesitation.”

— Jackie Gordon, YRDSB Guidance Counsellor/Teacher, May 2017

“During the time Angelique spent with our group she offered us wellness education, practical coping strategies and was adaptable to the needs of our group. She was professional and found interactive ways to engage us all. It was a very valuable experience.”

— Natalie Venus, Pharmacist, Richmond Hill, ON

“The training was excellent and Angelique is an absolutely incredible instructor; she is engaging, knowledgeable, helpful and a genuine pleasure to be around. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and will be pushing for more sessions.”

— Kellie Foster | Associate Analyst, Toronto, ON, 2019

Phil Johnson

Manager of Community Services & Systems Change @ TAIBU Community Health Centre

Garth Edwards, (He, Him)

Program Coordinator, Provincial Youth Outreach Worker Program, Strategy and System Management @ Strides Toronto

Griselda Gonzalez-Arellano

Social Media Manager, Content Creator, Personal Branding Consultant

“I had the pleasure of participating in Angelique’s Work Life Balance Workshop, delivered as part of the 3-day Youth Outreach Workers Provincial Conference. It had a great mix of both theory and practice. I especially enjoyed the guided portion of the workshop and definitely will be incorporating some of the strategies learned in the workshop. Angelique has a relaxed and informal style encouraging participation. I would recommend her services to other organizations looking to enhance employee wellness.”

— Muriel Rounthwaite, Project Coordinator, Preferred Pronoun: She/Her, Strides Toronto

“We had the honour of having Angelique coach us through an Emotional Wellbeing session for Black History Month event. Angelique understood the audience, and connected with them through an Afrocentric lens as she delivered a comprehensive session, providing evidence-based approach, and hands-on interactive breathwork and  EFT tapping activity. The attendees, who are mainly corporate black professionals, found the session incredibly engaging and beneficial, and took with them key skills that they’re able to use in their day-to-day life.​

I cannot recommend Angelique enough, her kindness, flexibility, and professionalism before, during, and after the session made it tremendously easy to work with her. Thank you for all your efforts Angelique and I look forward to having you for future sessions!”

— Nour Zourob, Systems Architect, CISCO Systems Inc.

“Angelique delivered five lunch and learn webinars over several weeks. Her presentations were very informative and real. There was always a takeaway that people could apply to help manage whatever their concerns were. From tapping, to yoga, mindfulness and healthy eating, there were always great tips. We had a very favourable number of participants each time and the feedback was always positive. In fact, we added to our webinar series based on the great feedback that we received. Angelique was an engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge. We look forward to having her again in the future.”

— Tanya Hickey | Senior Manager, Health & Safety Ontario Power Generation

“I have nothing, but positive words to describe Angelique. She is very professional and has a calming way of offering education and wellness strategies to groups. When she offered her services to our pharmacy team she created a safe space for us to gain more insight into our emotional health and empowered us to try new mindfulness strategies. The resources she provided was relevant and practical for our team to utilize between sessions and/or once our sessions with her were completed.”

— Catherine Semple, Pharmacist, Whitby, ON