The Peterborough Police Service is proud to announce a partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada. Under the partnership our two organizations will work together to offer an additional layer of mental health support and services to Peterborough Police Service members and their families.
The Peterborough Police Service Peer Support Team has been actively seeking partnerships with external agencies that would be beneficial to all members of the Service and Wounded Warriors Canada has been chosen as its first priority partnership.
“We recognize that employee wellness is of critical importance to the success of our organization and our commitment to public safety. We also know that how we offer help is just as important and through this partnership we are pleased to offer different pathways for individuals and their families to access.” Sergeant Jen Bell, Peterborough Police Service.
Members of the Peterborough Police Service are highly trained professionals who are confronted with traumatic situations that can be difficult to process due to the nature of their work. Not only will these services be offered to members but their families as well.
Some of the programs that will be available include:
- Trauma Resiliency Program
- Spousal Resiliency Program
- Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday
- Couples Resiliency Program
- Warrior Kids Camp & Virtual Program
- Surviving Family Program
- PTSD Service Dogs
- Operations Stress Intervention Dog
“Given the complexities of operational stress injuries, we know that no single organization can provide the 100% solution when it comes to the mental health and wellness needs of its members and their families,” says Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada. “Partnerships are vital. Together, we are working to break down barriers to accessing culturally appropriate mental health care while reducing stigma for those who serve. We’re grateful for their willingness to collaborate, and we look forward to working with the Peterborough Police Service in the months and years to come.”
Wounded Warriors Canada is a nationally recognized organization and mental health service provider dedicated to serving ill and injured trauma exposed professionals and their families. The group is currently working with over 100 police services across the country.