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Starling Minds


Starling Minds is an online mental health and wellness toolkit that provides education and training to manage stress and prevent anxiety and depression. The Starling program was developed by Dr. Andrew Miki and is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Starling is Canadian, based out of Vancouver, BC.

A partnership between the NWTTA and the GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) through the NWT Education Renewal Initiative now provides access to NWTTA members for the Starling Minds Health and Wellness online Toolkit developed specifically for educators. ECE is proud to support the Starling Program for NWT educators through its NWT Education Renewal Initiative. The NWTTA acknowledges the importance of ECE’s active support of members’ health and wellness and thanks them for this partnership opportunity.

There is no cost to NWTTA members to use Starling and confidentiality and privacy are assured through this program. Starling Information Brochures:

Starling Minds FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Getting Started with Starling

Starling Minds How to Sign Up [a visual step-by-step of the sign-up process for NWTTA members and their family]

Starling Minds One Pager

Introductory video:

Starling Minds - What We Do (1:36)

How to create a Starling account:

  1. Click on this link to register:
  2. Enter access code: NWTMEMBER
  3. Complete the fields

Starling technical support:

Invite your family members to use Starling Minds with the access code: NWTFAMILY

Starling Member Quotes:

“I use the strategies for stress reduction and keep practicing them. Starling has helped me to reflect on past situations that have caused a lot of stress. I don't beat myself up anymore when things don't go the way I want.” - Starling Minds member

“To be honest, I had a lot of anxiety around signing in for the first time. I was scared I would be exposed and that I might be ‘found out’ for having depression. When I realized that everyone is given an anonymous member ID I felt 100 times better.” - Starling Minds member

“To see people all saying the same things as me and experiencing things that I have made me realize that was not alone.” - Starling Minds member

“Starling is wonderful! I tried to join a therapy group this week and it just wasn’t for me. This has been just what I needed! I love how tangible and action-based everything is. I also love the informative videos and comments. A 5/5 rating for me.” - Starling Minds member

“I am working my way through an exceptionally difficult time in my life. Many of the stressors that I am experiencing have significantly decreased my battery's baseline. I feel that the strategies I have learned through Starling Minds have helped me deal with some of the stress, worry, sadness, anxiety and anger that I feel.” - Starling Minds member