Mental health, by design.

Designing healthier teams, businesses, and post-secondary institutions.

Mira Dineen


Problem-solver. Strategist. Solutions-architect.

I design custom wellness and education solutions for universities and colleges.

My clients - deans, directors, managers - are usually stuck on a problem, like this:

Of course, this is only one of many problems and projects on your plate. You need a one-stop shop consultant who can skillfully glide from stakeholder consultations, to facilitation, to curriculum development, to strategic communications planning, to risk management, to evaluation.

You're in the right place. I'm a registered social worker with a decade of experience in progressive leadership roles in higher education, mental health, and social services. My expertise lies in developing programs and curriculum that promote wellness and student success. I'm also a therapist and specialize in working with 20-something women coping with anxiety and perfectionism.

Interested in working together? Learn more about my services below or get in touch.

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Featured Projects

Peer Support Initiatives

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Developed and evaluated safe, effective, student-centred peer support programs for colleges and universities across Canada.

Mental Health Strategies

Developing a student mental health framework and implementing the Mental Health Commission of Canada's National Standard for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

Curriculum Development

Developed engaging curricula, such as:

  • Student success skills course open to 50,000 students at a college
  • Peer leadership training for a college's seven peer mentoring programs
  • Wellness skills certificate program for graduate students


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Program Development

I design evidence-based student success initiatives, using an outcome-oriented approach to intentional program design.

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Curriculum Development

I develop curriculum and training on topics such as mental health,  communication skills, emotional intelligence, and health promotion.

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Evaluation & Research

I offer comprehensive evaluation support and can design and lead your evaluation from start to finish.

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Workshops & Training

I offer workshops and on-site training in mental health and wellness for staff, students, and management.

Consulting Process

1. Discovery

Let's set up an initial call to discuss your project, your goals, and my expertise, to see how we might work together. This is a free, no-committment call to discuss your highest hopes for the problem you're trying to solve.

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2. Consultation

I'll create a consultation plan to engage key stakeholders and gather insight into the unique context of your organization. My consulting clients consistently say I have a knack for managing relationships and building consensus around a shared vision.

3. Creation

I'll incorporate stakeholder feedback with evidence, research, and best practices into the deliverables we've agreed upon.

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4. Delivery

I'm available to support you with implementation so your program, policy, evaluation, or organizational change is rolled out effectively.

Curious about working together?