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MindWise Innovations Receives Prestigious Brandon Hall Award for Behavioral Healthcare Work with Turner Construction

Dedham, MA – MindWise Innovations, a service of Riverside Community Care that helps corporations, schools, universities, and states reimagine the behavioral health needs of their organizations, has received a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Advance in Corporate Wellbeing Technology category. The award recognized their work with Turner Construction on the important topic of building behavioral health and igniting systemic change in the construction industry. MindWise’s win was announced on December 10, 2020. The winners are listed at

“We say that it’s one thing to know what’s happening outside the hardhat, it’s another thing to know what is happening inside the hardhat,” said MindWise Senior Vice President Bryan Kohl. “We’re advancing the conversation around employee mental health, putting it on par with talking about physical health and reducing the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues. Our work with Turner demonstrates that prioritizing behavioral health and fostering psychological safety in the workplace can have a tremendous impact on the health and overall success of workforces today and for generations to come.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon criteria such as: product innovation, unique differentiators, value proposition, and measurable results. MindWise’s application showcased how their work with Turner proactively addressed systemic mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention across their organization’s current and future workforce.

The combination of digital tools, including the MindWise Behavioral Health Screening platform, with the MindWise driven Behavioral Health Literacy modules, focus groups, interviews, and surveys resulted in an interactive, educational platform that helped Turner to:

  • Address behavioral health needs and challenges
  • Identify areas to reduce health care costs and maximize existing investments
  • Promote healthier employees, while implementing psychological and cultural best practices

Additionally, the technologically informed programs and specialized trainings that MindWise provided led to a measurable impact across three of Turner’s organizational factions: leadership awareness and education, leveraging existing EAP resources, and igniting a cultural shift in the organization.

“Technology is the great enabler of human capital management initiatives. It has never been more important than during this rapid evolution of remote work that challenged everyone to instantly adapt,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke. “Winners of Excellence in Technology Awards are critical drivers of their organizations’ success, especially in these disruptive times. Their solutions resulted in substantial benefit to their business and the human capital management function. That is the ultimate differentiator: the positive business impact of technology.”

“The Excellence Award in Technology also emphasizes the value of collaboration between HCM leaders, business leaders and technology developers. To win, everyone must work together to meet the needs of all stakeholders, especially the end-users. Technology Award winners met this challenge and created value for everyone,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke.

About MindWise Innovations

MindWise Innovations offers a comprehensive approach to mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention. Utilizing our suite of digital and consultative services, we support early intervention, education, and crisis management to promote improved health outcomes and help shape the future of behavioral healthcare.

With a clinically validated screening program, MindWise helps a range of entities, including corporations, states, and universities, to reimagine the behavioral health needs of their organization. Our data-driven strategies encourage the early detection of mental health and substance use disorders, connect employees to quality treatment, and foster psychological safety. MindWise also works with schools to provide SOS Signs of Suicide, an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program, which has shown a 64% reduction in self-reported suicide attempts. Delivering services to more than 1.5 million students and 600 organizations across 18 countries, MindWise is powered by Riverside Community Care, a non-profit leader in behavioral health and human services.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in human capital management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future proof employee development plans for the new era. For the last 27 years they have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10,000,000 employees and executives. Their HCM Excellence Awards was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the ‘Academy Awards of Human Capital Management’.

Their cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers. To learn more visit (

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