Advancing Peer Support Programming to Address PTSD and Trauma Among Canadian Public Safety Personnel and Veterans

The Advancing Peer Support Programming project 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.

Working as a Public Safety Personnel (PSP) is a demanding occupation. Support isn’t just important on the job. Having a support network in your personal life can promote well-being and recovery from mental health challenges.

To help PSP connect with programs and resources across the country, the Advancing Peer Support group and CIPSRT are pleased to announce the relaunch of the PSP Mental Health website!

The interactive tool is designed to help PSP and their families search for, compare, and find support that fits their needs, no matter where they are in the country. The online directory can be filtered by service type, cost, delivery method, and more. It can often be difficult to navigate the mental wellbeing resources available for PSP — we hope you find this new site easier to use than ever before. 

We encourage all PSP to visit today. If you know of someone who might be interested in this service, please share the updated website with your networks! Together, we can work to break the stigma surrounding seeking help for mental health challenges.

Project team

Stream 3 - Online Repository of Mental Health Services for PSP and Veterans Addressing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma in Those Most Affected by COVID-19
Dr. Nicholas Carleton⠀-⠀
Principal Investigator