Our Programs

Our Programs

Our Programs are designed solely for the treatment of Occupational Stress Injury and their-related challenges for Uniformed Personnel, First Responders and their families. Treatments are based on the most current, recognized and effective evidence-based best practice treatments.

Our treatments have been identified through consultation with leading experts in Occupational Stress Injury combined with cross-Canada consultations with retired and active service members, as well as First Responders leaders and their unions.

We have used the following 4 OSI classifications to build our range of services: 

  • Acute Stress: A single time limited event
  • Chronic Trauma: Multiple traumatic exposures and/or events over extended periods of time
  • Complex Trauma: Experiences of multiple traumatic events, historically, outside of  and combined with the chosen occupation
  • Toxic Stress: Adverse recurrent experiences that lead to strong, frequent, or prolonged activation of the body’s stress response system
  • Secondary/Vicarious Trauma: Exposure to the trauma of others by providers, family members, partners, colleagues or friends in close contact with the member

To identify and meet the needs of our clients, we have coordinated the right combination of professionals and programs to promote success.

Choosing The Right Program

Choosing the right program can seem daunting. Most public service personnel are very worried that an Occupational Stress Injury is career ending and we know that it isn’t. 

To recover from an Occupational Stress Injury it is very important to choose the right services, program and the right team to ensure the most effective and lasting recovery.

To determine and find the best treatment services we have provided the following questions to consider:

  1. Is the organizations primary goal to find the right treatment, programs or services for you…even if those services are not their own? 
  2. Has the program been designed specifically for Uniformed Personnel and First Responders only?
  3. Has the Program been designed in consultation with Uniformed Personnel and First Responders?
  4. Are the clinicians Occupationally-Aware and have they worked with public service personnel and their families?
  5. Does the program provide comprehensive assessment to ensure the right treatment is provided at the right time?
  6. Will civilians be attending group programming with First Responders?
  7. Does the program provide profession-specific group programming (ie: military with military, Fire with Fire)?
  8. Does the program offer multiple therapy and clinical treatment pathway options?
  9. In addition to individual therapy, does the program offer a range of groups to meet your needs such as: 5-week group options; 6-week group options, Return to Work, Integration services and 90-day group options?
  10. Are the peer support groups clinician-facilitated?
  11. Are the family support groups clinician-facilitated?
  12. Are the peer support groups free?
  13. Does the group provide a range of multidisciplinary clinicians (Psychiatry, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Family Counselling, Social Work and Coaching)?
  14. Are all the staff trained and experienced in current evidence based best practices?