First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery
Help for those who help others
Few deal with tragedy and trauma as frequently as first responders. As a result, the incidence of mental illness among emergency personnel is four times the national average in Canada.
The founder and executive director of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust and the Heroes are Human initiative, Vince Savoia, has called the suicide rate among first responders a national crisis. There is a clear need for services and education that will support those who help others.
First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate
At SFU, we're committed to ensuring that our First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate program will effectively support first responders in the critical work that they perform every day.
We currently have five courses available for registration, and are working closely with our instructors to bring you additional courses this fall.
To help with your planning, here is a revised roll-out schedule for all 10 of the courses that comprise the First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate program.
Courses open for registration
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Do you need support?
If you're a first responder in need of mental health support, contact the Tema Conter Memorial Trust.