At TEND we offer resources and training to address the complex needs of high stress, trauma-exposed workplaces. We TEND to everyone on the team – front line workers, supervisors and managers and support staff, all of whom need concrete, evidence-informed tools and strategies to empower them and their organizations. We want to help you be healthy, effective and engaged.

TEND training is available in multiple formats to ensure:

  1. Accessibility: Training formats designed to service individuals and groups either online or in-person.
  2. Sustainability: Training and resources designed to maximize the sustainability within organizations.

Check out our TEND Training and find out how we can TEND to you and your organization.


Meet the Team

francoise-mathieu-compassion-fatigue-tend-speakerFrançoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC., RP

Specialist in High-Stress Workplaces
Executive Director, TEND

Françoise Mathieu is a sought-after speaker and educator in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. With over 20 years of work in the field of mental health, she brings with her extensive experience as a crisis counselor, and nearly a decade of working with Health Canada’s CFMAP (Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program). Françoise Co-Founded TEND with Dr. Patricia Fisher and divides her time between public speaking engagements and working with organizations looking to train their teams about burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, high stress workplaces, self care and helper wellness.

Françoise is the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook, which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as the author of several feature articles.


Dr. Patricia Fisher, Specialist, Trauma Exposed WorkplacesDr. Patricia Fisher, R.Psych., L.Psych.

Specialist in Trauma-Exposed Workplaces
Senior Advisor, TEND

Dr. Patricia Fisher is a clinical psychologist and specialist in organizational health and workplace wellness in trauma-exposed workplaces. Dr. Fisher develops research-based training programs, assessment tools and solutions for trauma-exposed workplaces and the staff and managers who work in them and is a Senior Advisor and Co-Founder of TEND. She consults with organizations looking to develop solutions to the complex challenges that often accompany high stress and trauma-exposed sectors.

Dr. Fisher has authored numerous books addressing trauma-exposed workplace issues including: Resilience, Balance & Meaning: Supporting our lives and our work in high stress, trauma-exposed workplaces, Building Resilient Teams: Facilitating Workplace Wellness & Organizational Health in Trauma-Exposed Environments.


We work alongside an amazing team of TEND associates



John Borthwick
BA, M. Div

Tamsyn Brennan

Keren Brown


Molly Molloy

Dr. Jennifer Russel