Abride Consulting, Mental Health.




Health Risk Services Inc.

Luene La Fountaine
President/Owner of HRS – 22 Years

Health Risk has a mission to provide as many of our clients as possible with the best Mental Health support through implementing Employee & Family Assistance Plans within Benefit Plans.  However, EFAPs are only truly effective if Employers, Managers and Employees have the knowledge and understanding of how and when to access these plans – therefore we are excited to Partner with Tara and Abridge Consulting. Tara will provide HRS and our clients with the tools and support necessary to educate, identify need for support and very importantly, the ROI of a Company’s EFAP plan.



Ally Salama

Founder & CEO

Working with Abridge Consulting over the past year as a mental health consultant, I am honored to continuously be learning from a pioneer in the market. Tara's careful approach towards workplace wellbeing is unlike any other in the field. A highly reliable individual and a great team player, Abridge Consulting is EMPWR's go-to favorite with clients' requests around all things workplace mental health.



Drew Pullman

Managing Director, Crosslinks

Our organization is dedicated to Canadian benefit plan advisors and their plan sponsor clients who are interested in the health and productivity of their workforce. We focus on the health issues and opportunities that matter most to employers and their employees. Crosslinks is the publisher of businesshealth® magazine and the host of the PATHWAYS to businesshealth® symposium series presented annually from coast to coast. Tara Adams of Abridge Consulting is an invaluable partner who brings experience, knowledge and a network of experts in workplace mental health that we can leverage for our content and events. She is also a compelling keynote speaker and event host. We look forward to collaborating on many more successful events across Canada.


Thrive Alive Communications

Dr. Trena Anastasia

Suicide Prevention Consultant and Group Facilitator

Abridge and Tara have collaborated with me in supporting Bell Canada in furthering their advanced efforts to ensure workplace mental health among all their employees to directly support suicide safety. Tara is a consummate professional who does not let ego get in the way of helping everyone succeed. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Collaborating with Tara in support of Bell Canada has been a blessing for me.




Vancity Credit Union

Shona McGlashan

VP Governance and mental health strategy lead

Tara has been an invaluable ally to us at Vancity as we developed and implemented our mental health strategy. Tara has great insights and is able to apply her knowledge in the field of workplace mental health in very practical ways. She’s been wise counsel and cheerleader rolled into one – and she is a delight to collaborate with.



Paula Barbaresso

Consultant, Human Resources – Mental Health

Working with Abridge consulting provided our team with the most up to date research and resources in workplace suicide prevention, a relatively new field with few experts to share best practices. After our introductory meeting, Tara posed many questions to make sure she understood our needs. We appreciated that Tara connected us with further subject matter experts in the field to make our project even better. Tara completed everything we asked for in a timely and efficient manner, all while being very responsive – helping the process run smoothly as she met our business needs. It is therefore without hesitation that we recommend her services for your company’s workplace suicide prevention needs.

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Calgary Korean Women’s Association

Anna Ko


I have had the pleasure of working with Tara Adams on two projects; “Act2EndRacism” and “Wellness Webinar Series: Promoting a Healthy Community”. I am highly appreciative of Tara’s generosity of time and sharing critical information and resources with our community to be able to cope with the challenging times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tara is a very talented and thoughtful professional who shares knowledge in a way that is appropriate for the various levels of the groups she engages with. She is a patient person who never rushes and listens to the needs of the clients to deliver high-quality content and guidance. She is also a very resourceful professional with a wealth of knowledge and a valuable network of professionals. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone who is looking to engage a thought leader in the field of mental health. I wish her the best for future endeavors


ATB Financial

Kerilee Snatenchuk

Director People and Culture

Our team members are sending us great feedback on the workplace mental health training that Tara provided around mental health leadership in the organization. Many team members have been surprised to learn about the impact of conversations, self care and care for others has on organizational wellbeing and performance.  Sharing the evidence around stigma reduction, actionable takeaways and post session follow ups have made these sessions ones that are in high demand. ATB team members found the sessions valuable and mentioned that they intended to make changes to their own behaviour and attitudes when it comes to workplace mental health. Great work Abridge!