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Boots On The Ground - 1-833-677-2668 - 24 Hrs Peer Support Hotline; Providing confidential, caring and compassionate Peer Support to First Responders across Ontario.
The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation - 289-239-7978 - CCISF@live.ca - The CCISF is a national charitable organization dedicated to the mitigation of disabling stress and the fight against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We are Canada's leader in providing organizational support, education, team development, training and family support for our Emergency Services.
OPP SUPPORTS (Peer Support & Health Benefit Info)
The OPP has worked tirelessly to improve its health and wellness services. Below are some resources available to both OPP members and their families
Encompass: The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is a one-stop approach to mental healthcare that truly provides OPPA members with timely access to confidential, effective and safe mental health support and services that are customized just for them.
The Ontario Provincial Police has a new toll-free number for members and their families.
To contact the OPP’s Healthy Workplace Team directly, call 1-844-677-9409 to be connected to a member of the OPP’s Peer Support team or to speak to an Employee Family Liaison, or for more information about programs and services within the Healthy Workplace. The OPP continues to promote mental health advocacy by raising awareness and working with partners (like BTB) to make a positive difference.
Options For Support Wellness Chart This chart is fairly new and spells out many of the various resources available for members and their families, based on individual needs.
CISR/PS and EFAP Q&A Brochure This resource answers some questions about the Critical Incident Stress Response/Peer-Support program, as well as the Employee & Family Assistance Program.
Tips for Coping This Wellness Unit brochure includes signs to watch for as well as tips for coping after critical incidents. While this brochure is geared towards front-line officers, it's helpful to know the signs of a stress injury.
Better Help - Online resource where you can talk with a therapist online