Firefighters are exposed to some of the greatest psychosocial risks of any profession. Research has shown that the risks and responsibilities they shoulder have a significant impact on their well-being and on their families. These challenges have only been exacerbated by the additional pressures brought on by COVID-19, including social isolation, increased risk of infection, burnout, and psychological distress to name a few.
To help, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division is offering an evidence based, peer-to-peer, skills development program designed by and for fire fighters. Resilient Minds™ is dedicated to building resilient fire teams and services – to educate, empower and equip fire fighters with the skills and resources to grow and maintain psychological wellness. CMHA believes in inspiring fire fighters to recognize and respond to psychological injuries and trauma in the workplace, promoting a shift to a supportive, mentally fit culture.
Thanks to a grant by Movember, CMHA Ontario is offering a special discounted rate for the Train-The-Trainer workshop & Resilient MindsTM course. Learn more and register at ontario.cmha.ca/resilient-minds-promo.