Building a Stronger
We Believe Mental Wellness Is A Right, Not A Privilege. Inward Strong is more than an award-winning digital wellness system, it's a community of people and companies that believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be Inward Strong.
This Is How We Started
Clinician Paul Radkowski goes to work in the Northwest Territories and sees firsthand how the lack of services and access to mental health and addiction treatment tears lives apart. He is inspired to develop a program that takes evidence-based resources used on the frontline and make them accessible online to anyone in need.
Upon return to his practice in Waterloo, Ontario, together with fellow clinician Monique Peats, they began to design and Co-found the Life Recovery Program (LRP-Inward Strong), a wellness system to remotely support and care for individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
LRP- Inward Strong has received multiple awards and gained impressive recognition. It has been court-mandated in the US & Canada, and most importantly, the wellness system has served thousands of individuals and families and has helped save jobs, relationships and lives.
A newly refreshed platform and wellness system focusing on building mental fitness, psychological capital, and supporting people with mild-to-moderate mental health issues is released under the name Inward Strong.
Our wellness system was developed and Founded by Paul Radkowski and Monique Peats, registered psychotherapists, subject matter expert authors, and professional speakers, with over 55 years of collective experience.
Paul and Monique are committed to partnering with Wellness Clinics and Professionals seeking to help their Clients build and maintain good mental health and fitness habits beyond their physical practice.
The Wellness System is comprised of a comprehensive set of evidence-based therapies and techniques delivered digitally and through video, that address a broad range of mental health afflictions while also providing effective preventative and proactive mental fitness resources.
The award-winning system has been tested, peer-reviewed, or professionally recognized by the following; McMaster University, CAMH, Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, American Counselling Association, EENet magazine, and SPARK magazine.
Co-Founder Laura Milne joined Paul and Monique on their mission to make mental wellness accessible to all. Laura has led the platform transformation and program refresh, created a sister Not For Profit - BIS (Be Inward Strong) and developed the Tokens Of Gratitude Program.
"We all struggle with mental health at some point or know somebody who does, and everyone can benefit from building better mental fitness. Sadly, however, in many communities including our own, support is out of reach for many individuals in need. Be Inward Strong is changing that, and I feel privileged to be part of the mission to make mental wellness accessible to all."