|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Month
June is PTSD Awareness Month, which aims to bring greater awareness to post-traumatic stress disorder. First Responders are twice as likely to suffer from PTSD.
Firstrespondersfirst.ca offers valuable information and resources for the first responder community. PSHSA will be adding new content firstrespondersfirst.ca throughout June.
The draft of the Z1003.1 standard, Paramedic Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, has been posted on the CSA Public Review website, and is available for comment until August 16th. Click here to learn more.
PSHSA would like to thank all of our clients and stakeholders who took part in the PTSD Awareness and Anti-Stigma Awareness needs assessment survey. 127 clients participated in the survey representing the fire, police, EMS, corrections, dispatch, health and community care, education and municipal sectors. 55% of respondents identified that they had a regional dispersed workforce and 76% of the respondents identified that eLearning would be a valuable training method that would meet the organizations awareness training needs regarding these topics. PSHSA is further analyzing the results and will start development of these training modules. We look forward to helping you implement your PTSD Prevention Plan elements.
|PTSD and Chronic Mental Stress Webinar Series
PSHSA will be offering a series of webinars to help workplaces implement their PTSD Prevention Plan elements and promote prevention activities in your workplace.
Our first webinar will be July 12 at 12:00 noon. We invite you to join Dr. Ash Bender as he discusses the intersection between mental stress, illness and resilience and provides some specific actions workplaces can take to build resiliency in our webinar called: Chronic Mental Stress and Resilience – Key Concepts for Employers.
We know that exposure to chronic mental stress is known to have negative effects on employee health and behaviours. Understanding factors associated with job stress provides opportunities for intervention by changing work practices and prevention by building resilience. Resilience generally describes characteristics or capacities enabling individuals and organizations to recover from adversity and use available resources adaptively…the ability to “bounce back”. Learn specific actions workplaces can take to build resilience.