Today, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) expand trauma responses, while building healthier teams.
Co-developed by CMHA Vancouver-Fraser with Vancouver Fire and for fire fighters.
To date, Resilient Minds has successfully equipped fire fighters across BC and is quickly becoming a sought-after program in the fire-fighting community across the country.
“Firefighters work hard to protect our communities, and members of the public. CMHA is proud to be offering Resilient Minds to more first responders nationwide.”
Fire fighters are exposed to significant trauma as a result of their work and require skills to safeguard their psychological health, skills that are not taught as part of their technical training. This skill deficit not only puts them at risk of developing a psychological illness, but contributes to a high rate of suicide amongst fire fighters; 30% higher than the general population.
Recognizing that many other first responders, such as paramedics and behaviours within fire services more broadly.
For more information, visit www.resilientminds.cmha.ca.
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About Resilient Minds
Resilient Minds has supported hundreds of fire fighters in BC to develop strategies to mitigate and boosting resilience.
- Innovative and stress-related injuries.
- Fire Fighters Train Fire Fighters– Using a peer-to-peer model of instruction, the Resilient Minds curriculum is taught by fire fighters to fire fighters.
- Volunteer and resources available to the two groups.