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First Responders & Public Safety Personnel

It is common for First Responders to witness traumatic events. It is also common to experience strong emotional or physical reactions, whether they appear immediately after the traumatic event, or days, weeks, or months later. Building awareness around critical incident and post traumatic stress support systems can help connect public safety personnel to the care that they need. Specialized support is availalbe for First Responders, and their friends and family. Check with your support team or start your search here.

Self Assessment - check in on your mental health with these online assessment tools

BC First Responders' Mental Health 

These assessment tools look for signs or symptoms that can show up in some mental health issues. They can also help you look at patterns of feelings or patterns of substance use.


If you feel like something just isn’t right, but aren’t sure what’s wrong,  this quiz may help. This is a tool to help identify possible mental health or substance use challenges that you may be struggling with.

Self-Care - find online resources to support your mental health

First Responder Health

Your directory to finding an
Occupationally Aware
Healthcare Provider.  These trained providers provide culturally competent services to emergency workers and their loved ones.

BC Search and Rescue Association

BCSARA Critical Incident Stress Management Program can be activated by and SAR member and/or family of a SAR member in BC. BCSARA provides peer support, post-incident debriefing and resiliency resources for volunteers.

For Men. About Men.

HeadsUpGuys features health strategies for managing and preventing depression. Learn about depression in men; try their self check-in; and explore how to take action to support your mental health.

Whistler Fire Health and Wellness

A carefully currated support page for Whistler Firefighters, their support network, and anyone working the front line. Find critical incidence peer support, and crisis intervention. Learn about the signs and symptoms a stress reaction.

Care to Speak | Care for Caregivers

A peer-based phone, text, and webchat service providing free and confidential support to health and social support workers in BC

Anxiety Canada

Access anxiety resources including:

  • anxiety in children

  • anxiety in youth

  • anxiety in adult

  • Anxiety Canada - free MindShift™ App.

Paramedics & Dispatcher Mental Health

Know the signs and symptoms of Critical Incident Stress. Find support resources for Paramedics, Dispatchers and First Responders.

Mountain Muskox

Safe, supportive, professional and peer facilitated group circles for anyone who has experienced loss or trauma in the mountains.

S2S group, please email:


Free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 13+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.

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