Wellness and Prevention for Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
Committing to preserving or improving our mental wellness and working on preventing issues from developing is something that we should all should be doing to keep our mental health at its best. The most effective approach is to be proactive rather than reactive. Mental health goes hand and hand with physical health and by keeping a healthy daily routine, you can in turn improve your mental health as well! As a uniformed personnel, first responder, or front-line worker, you work in a field where you’re more susceptible to mental health issues such as PTSD, so it’s important to have preventative measures in place.
How can Insight help?
We can provide proactive, organized, as well as drop-in group learning and/or check-in services, including area-specific facilitated groups or learning sessions that are targeted at specific issues that you might want to tackle. These may include:
- Intense stressors of your work
- Transitioning between work and life
- Work impacting personal relationships and family life
- Personal life impacting work
- Work-related trauma or PTSD
- Mental health issues experienced by uniformed personnel, first responders, and front-line workers (depression, anxiety, etc.)
- Understanding and responding to individuals with mental illness
- Harassment and bullying concerns
- Gender and/or sexuality based issues
- Intercultural issues
- Substance use and abuse issues
As well, we can always provide individual maintenance counselling to address emerging personal or work issues.
We also have a mental health scan called MyPsychPulse, which is a mental health screen intended for individuals 18 years or older and will screen for the following issues:
- Life change stressors and adjustment issues
- Work stress and psychological injury
- Sleep issues
- Anger issues
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Substance use and abuse
- Problematic or compulsive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
This assessment is available for purchase by individuals. If you are an individual looking to take the assessment, please visit Insight Psychological for more information.
You can provide MyPsychPulse for your staff, and it will prompt them to answer a series of questions throughout the mental health screen, providing the individual with an overall summary at the end. Your results will be compiled of all the individual assessments into a report such as the one found at the link below:
Note: This summary is not an official diagnosis. If your staff would like to speak to a therapist after completing MyPsychPulse, please have them reach out and book an appointment, or you can ask us about our available EAP/EFAP.