HELPFUL RESOURCES

NOTE:  If you are in crisis and require immediate assistance, please call 911, your local crisis line or go to your nearest hospital.

 

#IVEGOTYOURBACK911Canadian mental health awareness campaign for first responders.

Trafalgar Addiction Centres - With three locations in South-Western Ontario, the centres offer residential and outpatient rehab treatment programs for addiction and co-occurring mental health. 
Boots on the Ground - A dedicated team provides confidential Peer Support 24/7 to First Responders across the Province. The Boots on the Ground team provides in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA. The organization offers services to retired and serving Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS and Corrections Officers across the Province of Ontario.
Wings of Change Peer Support - Ontario and New Brunswick – Groups are first responder specific. There are currently peer support groups in Kitchener, ON, Barrie, ON, Ottawa, ON, Chatham-Kent, ON and Miramichi, NB.
St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog - Improving lives on a daily basis, the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program brings joy and comfort to the sick, lonely and those in need of a friendly visit.
Badge of Life Canada - A peer-led charitable volunteer organization committed to supporting police and corrections personnel who are dealing with psychological injuries diagnosed from service.
OSI-Can Peer Support GroupsSaskatchewan – Groups are oriented towards first responders and veterans with occupational stress injury and/or PTSD. There are currently groups in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Weyburn, and Moose Jaw. They also have a spouse support group.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention - Here you will find a "Find a Crisis Centre” page, which allows you to find a crisis centre in your province that has a 24 hour crisis line. Their home page also has information on mental health and Canadian specific statistics.
Project Trauma Support Peer Support Groups - Canada wide – Project Trauma Support has created weekly Peer Support group meetings in four Canadian cities for those warriors suffering the effects of PTSD. These groups are open to any first responders and military who are interested in healing from the impacts of trauma. Check website for current group locations.
 

 

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