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
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.