Through its national network and support from Canadian public safety personnel leadership, the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) responds to the identified needs of public safety personnel, clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders. Through the facilitation of high quality and easily accessible care and resources, CIPSRT has become a hub for addressing the health research needs of personnel and their families.
Training for public safety personnel (PSP) may take on many forms, such as efforts to reduce stigma, increase knowledge, or minimize mental health disorders through resiliency training and early intervention programs. CIPSRT’s mandate further includes efforts to build long-term training capacity, accessibility, and overall wellness.
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R2MR Front-line Training Program (L1)
CIPSRT converted the R2MR frontline materials into an online learning solution so that the training program could be accessible to even more PSP across Canada. The online delivery affords Public Safety Personnel the opportunity to learn in a flexible manner that suits their life situation.
R2MR Train the Trainer Program (L2)
The Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Training Program serves to help improve the mental health and well-being of Public Safety Personnel in Canada. Learners interested in the Train the Trainer program will become certified Level 2 Facilitators, eligible to deliver the face to face R2MR frontline program to PSP.
Treatment 101 for Public Safety Personnel
Treatment 101 for Public Safety Personnel is an online course designed to guide participants through the process of deciding upon and obtaining services from professional mental health care practitioners. The course addresses topics that are of specific relevance to PSP, PSP leaders, and administrators in PSP service organizations.
Given the increased understanding of the importance of sleep to both mental and physical health, CIPSRT has partnered with Dr. Colleen Carney, Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Toronto Metropolitan University, to develop a sleep course for PSP.