Training and Development Program for Public Safety Personnel
Project Resources: Upcoming Course Offerings
Treatment 101 for public safety personnel (PSP) is a five-module online course designed to support PSP in making informed decisions about their mental health care. This course will walk participants through the process of deciding upon and obtaining mental health services; and includes topics such as insurance coverage, types of service providers, relevant terms and definitions, evidence-based treatment options, tips for choosing a mental health service provider, and what to expect at the first appointment with a mental health care professional.
This course is currently only available in English. Registration closes one week prior to the start date of the program.
Offering #4: July 10-22, 2023 (registration is now closed)
Offering #5: September 11-23, 2023 (registration is now closed)
Offering #6: October 16-28, 2023 (registration is now closed)
Offering #7: November 20-December 2, 2023
Offering #8: December 4-16, 2023
Offering #9: January 15-27, 2024
Offering #10: February 5-17, 2024
Poor sleep can impact your physical and mental health. Sleep 101 is fully online with 4 live sessions that build upon the concepts introduced in CIPSRT’s Sleep Toolkit for Public Safety Personnel. The first session is mandatory for anyone who wants to take the remaining sessions.
New: the following training offerings will be presented in English with the option of AI-assisted French captioning.
Offering #2: September 13 & September 19-21, 2023 (Registration is now closed)
Offering #3: November 22 (11:00 – 13:00 CST) & November 27-29, 2023 (11:00 – 12:30 Saskatchewan time)
Offering #4: January 16 (11:00 – 13:00 CST) & January 23-25, 2024 (11:00 – 12:30 Saskatchewan time)
Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Frontline Training Program - Level 1
Through the R2MR program, Public Safety Personnel (PSP) gain key resiliency and mental toughness skills including tactical breathing, mental rehearsal, goal setting, self-talk, and attention control. The training additionally includes generic mental health education, including early identification of signs of mental illness; adaptive coping strategies to respond to the risks inherent in these occupations; the importance of peer and leadership support; appropriate leader actions; barriers to seeking mental health care, including stigma; and outlining procedures for assessing mental health resources. These skills and tools directly serve to enhance the overall mental well-being of participating PSP and their peers.
The course is currently only available in English. Registration closes one week prior to the start date of the program.
Offering #3: September 11-12 & September 18-19, 2023 (Registration is now closed)
Offering #4: October 26-27 & November 2-3, 2023 (8:30 – 15:00 Saskatchewan time; registration is now closed)
Offering #5: November 23-24 & November 30-December 1, 2023 (08:30 – 15:00 Saskatchewan time)
Offering #6: December 7-8 & December 14-15, 2023 (11:00 – 13:00 CST) 08:30 – 15:00 Saskatchewan time)
Offering #7 (Recently Added): January 15-16 & January 22-23, 2024 (08:30 – 15:00 Saskatchewan time)
Offering #8 (Recently Added): February 22-23 & February 29-March 1, 2024 (08:30 – 15:00 Saskatchewan time)
R2MR Frontline Training
Hear from the Manager of CIPSRT’s Training and Development for Public Safety Personnel Program, Rachel Werrett (CAPM, MBA), on the lessons that they have learned so far.
CIPHER Webinar (Short Version)
In October 2023, CIPHER hosted a webinar focusing on specialized mental health training programs for Public Safety Personnel (PSP). Representing the Training and Development Program for PSP team, Rachel Werrett shared insights into the project. If you missed this session and would like to learn more you can watch the Training and Development presentation here.
CIPHER Webinar (Full Video)
In October 2023, CIPHER hosted a webinar focusing on specialized mental health training programs for Public Safety Personnel (PSP). Rachel Werrett, Program Manager of the Training and Development Program for PSP team, and Dr’s. Ioachim and Bolt of the BOS team highlight insights into their project-specific programming. If you missed this session and would like to learn more, you can watch the full presentation here.
Learn More: Project Introduction
Rachel Werrett – Project Lead
Derek Shogren – Project Coordinator
Michelle McCarron – Lead Research Associate
Aleiia Asmundson – Research Associate
Kaitlyn Goebel – Project Administrator
Donna Dowler – Project Manager
Nicholas Carleton – Principal Investigator