Expansion and Evaluation

The Expansion and Evaluation of the Before Operational Stress project offers evidence-informed training to public safety personnel and frontline healthcare workers across Canada who are regularly exposed to psychologically traumatic events and posttraumatic stress injuries in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Advancing E-Mental Health Solutions to Support Canadian Healthcare Workers

The Beyond Silence project will advance and test an innovative new e-mental health app for healthcare workers designed to reduce barriers accessing mental health information and support, and provide real-time access to confidential, quality peer support.
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An Ongoing Surveillance and Knowledge Mobilization Plan

The Healthcare Salute project is designed to support the mental health and well-being needs of Canadian healthcare workers serving throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. By utilizing healthcare providers’ experiences, this project will develop evidence-based resources for affected and at-risk healthcare workers.
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Bringing Mental Health Resources to Long-Term Care

Bringing mental health resources to long term-care will equip long-term care staff with the capacity to deliver training that builds a common baseline of knowledge on what mental health is, why it matters, and what to do when mental health needs are identified in oneself and/or a peer. This program will not only build on the unique complexities in long-term care through a customized version of the Working Mind program, but it will also implement a train the trainer model so staff can administer the custom course in their home.
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Advancing Peer Support Program. Addressing PTSD and Trauma Among Canadian Public Safety Personnel and Veterans

The Advancing Peer Support Program will provide a coordinated national approach to peer support for public safety personnel, enable evidence-based improvements and standardization, and ultimately lead to independent nationally-recognized accreditations. This project will also develop and deploy OnCall and OnCallSupport, a mobile health platform that provides private, secure access to peer support.
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Promoting Mental Wellbeing.
An Adaptation of R2MR.

Promoting Mental Wellbeing for Canadian Health Care Workers supports the development and maintenance of several processes known to promote mental health in various organizational settings. Based on an adaptation of R2MR, user-friendly tools highlighted elements such as moral distress, organizational structures, institutionalized practices and leadership as they impact the mental health and wellbeing of Canadian healthcare workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Offering Mental Health Promotion, Resources and Support

PSPNET Families is developing online mental health promotion resources to support the families of public safety personnel (PSP). Families are also impacted by the occupational risks associated with working in public safety. PSPNET Families is complementary to PSPNET, a federally-funded online service that offers internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy to PSP.
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Building the Psychological Strength of Fire Fighters

Resilient Minds™ is a trauma-informed, peer-to-peer training program designed to enhance the personal resilience of fire services personnel. The Canadian Mental Health Association will adapt, translate, pilot, evaluate, and implement Resilient Minds™ for both Francophone fire fighters and Indigenous fire fighters, who have been affected by or are at higher risk of trauma-related psychological impacts due to their line of work and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Training & Development Program for Public Safety Personnel

The Training and Development Program for Public Safety personnel project will improve access to relevant and urgent training for public safety personnel and stakeholders. it will expand upon the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment’s (CIPSRT) existing training programs (e.g., R2MR Train the Trainer Program), provide new modalities and increased reach for existing training (e.g., ER2MR), and pilot the testing and expansion of CIPSRT’s newest training opportunities (e.g., Treatment 101).
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