Shine Employee Wellness Centres at HHS!

Did you know that there are Shine Employee Wellness Centres at King West, JHCC, MUMC, SPH and HGH for all HHS staff, physicians and volunteers? 

If you would like access, please head to the "Get Access" page to get started.

*Important Note* If you would like 24/7 badge access to any of the Shine Employee Wellness Centres, please do not go to the Security Office yourself to make the request. All access requests must go through Melissa, the Wellness Coordinator. 

For any additional questions, please email

Shine Lunch and Learn Series (June): Let's Talk Cannabis!

Marijuana? Weed? Pot? Vaping? Do you have questions about the upcoming legalization of cannabis?

This lunch and learn will help you increase your knowledge on the legalization of recreational cannabis in Ontario from a public health perspective.

Melissa will cover everything from the ways it’s consumed, health effects, problematic use, and prevention / harm reduction strategies with youth and young adults.

Mon June 18 - St. Peters (North Conference Room)
Tues June 19 - WLMH (Boardroom)
Thurs June 21 - KW (22-009)
Tues June 26 - MUMC (4E20)

See the flyer for more details!

Register at:

 Sign Up for a FREE Massage in 2018…Get Pampered at Work! 

If you like massages and could use a relaxing break, then you are in for a treat! We are pleased to offer FREE 15 minute table massages to interested HHS staff. Find out when a clinic is coming to your site and be sure to get your spot. Sign up sheets will be posted at your site approximately two weeks prior to each clinic date. See below for dates and location details. Spaces are limited...first-come, first-served! 

  • June 27- HGH (Shine Wellness Room)
  • July 18 - MUMC (Shine Wellness Room)
  • Aug 15 - CritiCall (2nd Floor)

Check out the 2018 Schedule!

Take the time to relax and unwind…you deserve it!

Summer 2018 Fitness Class Registration Now Open!

JHCC beginning week of June 26th 2018

Ron Joyce beginning week of July 6th 2018

Don't put your fitness goals on hold any is the perfect time to start a workout routine or keep going! 

Check out the schedules and register for a class today! Go to the Fitness Registration page to get started! Space is limited, so sign up today!   

June EAP Feature: Succeeding at Work 

LifeWorks provides confidential counselling, consultations, community referrals, multimedia resources and online access to hundreds of articles, self-assessments, blogs, podcasts, calculators and more. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are provided at no additional cost to you and your dependents, as defined by your benefits plan. You can access the service online at (ID: HHSC; Password: MSSI), or by calling 1-888-521-8300 to speak with a LifeWorks consultant. Please view the EAP brochure to learn more about their services. 

Check out the latest EAP Feature: Succeeding at Work

Green Shield Canada’s (GSC) Dietitian Health Coaching Program Now Available to HHS Plan Members! 

Effective March 1, 2017, all employees and eligible dependents of HHS who are enrolled in the Extended Health Care (EHC) benefit plan with GSC will have access to health coaching with a registered dietitian, to a maximum of $200. The program is available at participating Loblaws or Sobeys locations, including the Sobeys located at 977 Golf Links Rd. in Ancaster.

Eating sensibly can be very challenging at times. If you feel that you could make healthier food choices, but aren’t quite sure where to start, this program can help! For more information on how the program works, please click here to view Green Shield’s communication. 

Manager EAP Feature (June): Succeeding as a Manger

The theme of this month’s Manager Feature is: "Succeeding as a Manager". Check out this e-flyer that includes links to a variety of articles and resources--all available on the Lifeworks program website. Also included is program contact information and website access details. 

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking For Good? 

Access the Green Shield Canada Program for Benefits-eligible Employees 

The GSC smoking cessation program offers pharmacist-delivered counselling, along with smoking cessation drug therapy, to help you AND your dependents quit smoking

Click HERE for more information.

Want to Quit Smoking? 

FREE STOP on the Road Clinics are coming to Hamilton throughout 2018

Click here to find out when each session takes place and call the confidential Tobacco Hotline (905-540-5566 ext. 1) to get your spot! If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive 5 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy...that's a $250 value! Don't delay--call the Tobacco Hotline and get ready to be smoke-free! 

Get EAP Online Support via "Chat"! 

What is chat?

  • Chat is confidential and easy to use. The service enables clients to communicate with a program consultant using a computer in an online, typed and instant conversation that takes place securely over your program website
  • Users can type questions into the chat window related to specific services available through the program, or inquire about educational materials or resources they may be seeking.
  • Consultants trained in all aspects of our service will respond to all chat requests; these are the same professionals who respond to calls to our toll-free number.
  • All chat users and their dependants must be at least 16 years of age.

Click here for the Introductory e-Flyer and check out the FAQs to learn more about this new exciting option!


Shine Wellness Program Video

HGH Campus Community Garden

Tuesdays & Thursdays between 3:30-5:30pm (May – October)

Sign up in advance at: 

Mental Health Tips

10 preventative strategies to help support positive mental health

Mental Health Resources & Websites

Want to get more active outdoors? 

Join the Hamilton Trail Blazers and Outdoors Group!

Find out more about this fun group here!

Stretch to Shine!

Keep shining by stretching daily. 

Try these job-specific stretch routines to help you feel your best at work!

Material Handlers 

Back Pain? We've got your back!

These visual tips will help you take care of your back and reduce your risk for back pain.

We've Got Your Back (infographic)
We've Got Your Back (printer-friendly)

Healthy Recipes!

Looking for a new recipe to try? 

We have a collection of healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, good for the body, and taste delicious. Enjoy!

Shine Healthy Recipe Collection

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Be Mindful!

Check out the many opportunities coming to HHS soon!

Be Mindful
Mindfulness for Lunch (RJCHC, SPH, MUMC)
Mindfulness for Lunch (King West)

First Week Challenge

Quit for One Week and You Could Win $500!

Check out the Challenge Fact Sheet, and find out more about the other resources available to help you Quit Smoking.