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Laura Speaks

A Passionate Advocate for Normalizing Mental Health

Laura Gatien is an engaging, thought-provoking speaker - a social worker turned mental health therapist and advocate who specializes in mental health, leadership, and the feminist perspective. Laura provides insight and practical strategies, grounded in her varied personal experiences, that help build leadership confidence and mental health wellness.

Laura continually pushes for change in the culture and perception around mental health by demystifying mental health treatment and working tirelessly to fill gaps in the system.  


She wants to make going to a therapist as normal as going to a dentist - so that the doors are wide open for everyone to get the help they need to reduce mental suffering and maintain wellness for all. Laura works every day to normalize thinking about and talking openly about mental health.


As an entrepreneur, Laura connects deeply with fellow women building teams and businesses. She challenges gender stereotypes and encourages participants to use their voices  and to lead with confidence.

More about Laura...


Speaking Topics & Workshops

There is NO US & THEM - What you need to know about Mental Health


The Mask of Masculinity - Is it part of your workplace culture? At what cost? 

Empowering Women to Lead 
Ideal for female entry level leaders & any new business  building a team.

Mental Health Training 

For Nurse practitioners and Corporate nurses

Next steps...

Get in touch to discuss topics and book Laura to speak or facilitate a workshop. 


Call (506) 651-1239 or

email Laura:

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Laura in Action

 Virtual & In-Person Mental Health Talk to Irving Oil Team

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Irving's first hybrid in person/virtual Mental Health Talk with Laura Gatien was a success.


During the session, Laura covered:

  • The stigma surrounding mental health

  • Mental health vs. mental illness

  • Recognizing mental health struggles

  • Improving mental health at work

  • Suicide & self harm

  • Supporting your mental health

Speaking at ATU Conference recently on Mental Health in the workplace


What the audience is saying...

Hi Laura, 
I am an attendee at the ATU Conference in Saint John.  I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your presentation.  My dad passed away on April 30th and I have been a wreck and it has affected my mental health and my physical self as well.  I have had anxious moments and I’ve been treating it with both prescribed medicine and other types of “self medication”.  

A lot of what you said has resonated with me and I spent some time going through some of your articles online to find more of your work.  

Thank you for your presentation and I’m definitely going to take your guidance and work at being back to beta I feel is “me”.  I’m also on the health and safety committee at work and I will be working closely with my committee members to implement what you have offered to ATU so they can help deal with their own stressors at work.

With many thanks and appreciation, 
Ryan R.

Dear Laura,

I just want you to know there was quite a positive “buzz” in the classroom after your presentation today. I think students were very encouraged by your words of wisdom and your commitment to you professional ethics and values.


Thank you again.

Best wishes,

Marilyn D.

Laura spoke to our class yesterday and it was like she was speaking to my soul! What an incredible human and social worker.

- Student

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