We Believe Mental Wellness Is A Right, Not A Privilege.
The concept for Inward Strong (formerly Life Recovery Program) was created by our founder Paul Radkowski, a clinician who spent time working in the Northwest Territories. It was here where he observed, first-hand, how treatment barriers increase illness and early death. His idea was that, if you could not bring someone to resources like a counsellor, agency or other helpful option, then you should bring the resources to them.
With a return to his psychotherapy practice in Waterloo, Ontario, Paul's first contribution to solving this problem was through the development of Life Recovery Program, which has since gone on to receive multiple awards and gain impressive recognition. More importantly, the program has served thousands of individuals and families, and has helped save jobs, relationships and lives.
Today, with the support of a team that is passionate about mental health and technology, we are building upon this passion project to get therapy and mental health support into all organizations, big and small. To stay true to Paul's original vision, we have also launched our not-for-profit, BIS (Be Inward Strong). Our collective mission is to make mental health therapy and support accessible to anyone who needs it.
We strive to be the community where charities, outreach organizations and companies that support mental health - and breaking the stigma around it - can easily leverage each other to make the most impact.