Training and Development Program for Public Safety Personnel

The Training and Development Program for Public Safety Personnel project improves access to relevant and urgent training for public safety personnel and stakeholders. It expands upon the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment’s (CIPSRT) existing knowledge mobilization (e.g., Treatment 101), provides new modalities and increased reach for existing training (e.g., ER2MR), and testing new opportunities (e.g., Sleep 101).

Project Service Outcomes

Project Resources: Upcoming Course Offerings

Treatment 101

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 (registration is now closed)

Offering #8: December 4-16, 2023 (registration is now closed)

Offering #9: January 15-27, 2024

Offering #10: February 5-17, 2024

Treatment 101 Service Outcomes

Treatment 101

Click on 'Learn More' for further information regarding the Treatment 101 course offering and to register.

Sleep 101

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; registration is now closed)

Offering #4: January 16 (11:00 – 13:00 CST) & January 23-25, 2024 (11:00 – 12:30 Saskatchewan time)

 

Sleep 101 Service Outcomes

Sleep 101

Click on 'Learn More' for further information regarding the Sleep 101 course offering and to register.

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; registration is now closed)

Offering #6: December 7-8 & December 14-15, 2023 (11:00 – 13:00 CST) 08:30 – 15:00 Saskatchewan time; registration is now closed)

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)

ER2MR Service Outcomes

R2MR Frontline Training

Click on 'Learn More' for further information regarding the R2MR course offering and to register. 

Project Resources

Lessons Learned

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.

New and Improved Training Calendar

Take a moment to learn the features surrounding CIPSRT’s Training and Development for Public Safety Personnel (PSP) course calendar. You can filter through various course options, gather more information, and register for the FREE courses designed to educate PSP on various mental health and wellness topics. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about these FREE training opportunities offered by CIPSRT, please contact the CIPSRT Training team!

Learn More: Project Introduction

Project Team

Rachel Werrett – Project Lead

Michelle McCarron – Lead Research Associate 

Aleiia Asmundson – Research Associate

Kelli Duncan – Project Administrator

Donna Dowler – Project Manager

Nicholas Carleton – Principal Investigator