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The work of a correctional officer is difficult and affects the mental health of many of us. We work in unique and sometimes stressful, even traumatic working conditions. If you or one of your colleagues suffers from psychological issues, we strongly recommend that you seek help. Here is a non-exhaustive list of websites, references, applications, and other mental health resources. If you have any problems, concerns, or questions on the subject, don't hesitate to use these resources and take care of yourself before taking care of others.
You are the most important person to take care of yourself.
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT)
As part of the National Research Consortium, CIPSRT serves as the Knowledge Exchange Hub for knowledge synthesis, translation, and exchange that relies upon the best contemporary research evidence supporting an overall mission to help current and former public safety personnel, their leaders, and their families to maintain and improve their mental health and well-being.
PSP Mental Health Support Services
PSP Mental Health provides free access to a list of mental health support available to Canadian public safety personnel (PSP) and their families.
PSPNET was founded to support the mental health and wellbeing of public safety personnel (PSP) or first responders. PSPNET Families provides resources for family members of public safety personnel (PSP) or first responders.
La Vigile (service in French for QC citizens)
Provide 24-hour telephone service. Our priority, meet the needs of our customers. For example, provide therapeutic services that affect the mental and physical health of those who wear uniforms. The same services are also offered to all citizens.
Helping canada’s veterans, first responders and their families feel: safe, supported and understood.
A brighter future for mental health