The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is proud to announce a new resource on our website for Encompas Members called Show Up for Our Heroes: A PTS Awareness Project. The project aims to amplify a message in support of First Responders and front-line mental wellness, and to support the recognition of the work of those on the front lines through acknowledgement of a National First Responder Day by the Federal Government.

About the Project

When doing your job means that you show up to assist during the worst times in people’s lives, no one is able to escape without some kind of mental or physical response. This project wants everyone to realize it’s normal to experience post-traumatic stress and there is a risk of psychological injury after attending or witnessing traumatic incidents.

The Show Up for Our Heroes project aims to create awareness for the public and to let first responders working in these high stress fields know that their experience is normal. Even with excellent training, knowledge and skills, such a response can be expected at some point over the span of a career. This project wants to offer hope that recovery is possible and raise awareness of organizations delivering support and services to the people on the front lines across Canada.

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