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Words Matter – Social Support

Social support refers to how supported you feel by others, including work colleagues, family, and friends. People choose who will “be there for them” from their social networks, enhancing their health and well-being. This support fosters acceptance, connectedness, positive relationships, and a sense of “mattering.”

Words Matter – Recovery

Recovery is a personal journey to well-being, especially for those with mental disorders, chronic health conditions, or chronic pain. Recovery is widely embraced as an ongoing process of self-determined positive change toward a meaningful life with hope and optimism wherein one is engaged in valued daily activities, while managing or reducing symptoms.

Words Matter – First Responder

CIPHER created the Words Matter campaign to share and promote a collective understanding of many well-known and used mental health terms that describe various occupationally related challenges many public safety personnel (PSP), healthcare workers (HCWs), veterans, and their families face every day. Learn more about the definitions of “First Responder” and “Public Safety Personnel” by reading our brief guide.

Words Matter – Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)

CIPHER created the Words Matter campaign to share and promote a collective understanding of many well-known and used mental health terms that describe various occupationally related challenges many public safety personnel (PSP), healthcare workers (HCWs), veterans, and their families face every day. Deepen your knowledge of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) through exploration of our informative infographic.

Words Matter – Adverse Childhood Experiences

CIPHER created the Words Matter campaign to share and promote a collective understanding of many well-known and used mental health terms that describe various occupationally related challenges many public safety personnel (PSP), healthcare workers (HCWs), veterans, and their families face every day. This infographic focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) which are stressful or traumatic events occurring during childhood, which can have long-term negative effects on health and well-being.

Words Matter – Intersectionality

Intersectionality examines how various aspects of our identities, such as race, gender, and background, influence the way we are treated, revealing that certain factors can affect privilege or disadvantage. Understanding intersectionality sheds light on the dynamics of inequality. Ideally, this fosters a world that will increase efforts to improve fairness, value every voice, and promote universal respect. It’s crucial to recognize that advantages vary widely among individuals and groups, shaped by societal perceptions that can impact entire communities.

Words Matter – Cultural Competency

Elevating cultural competency is paramount for public safety personnel and health care providers to ensure effective and compassionate service delivery. By fostering an understanding of diverse backgrounds, we empower professionals to navigate nuanced situations with sensitivity and respect. Learn more about “Cultural Competency” by reading this infographic and by visiting https://www.pspmentalhealth.ca/.

Nursing In Canada: A Path Toward Sustainability

A brief summary of the “Mental Disorder Symptoms Among Nurses in Canada” and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) “Sustaining Nursing in Canada”. Read further for key takeaways and recommendations from the CFNU.

Words Matter – Anxiety Disorder

CIPHER created the Words Matter campaign to share and promote a collective understanding of many well-known and used mental health terms that describe various occupationally related challenges many public safety personnel (PSP), healthcare workers (HCWs), veterans, and their families face every day.

CIPHER Webinar Series: Healthcare Salute Showcase (Full Webinar)

In February 2024, CIPHER hosted a webinar focusing on the challenges of the healthcare community during COVID-19 and the future changes that must occur. Representing the Healthcare Salute team, Dr. Margaret Mckinnon shared her insights into the project. If you missed this session and would like to learn more you can watch the full-length presentation here.

The Great Canadian Fire Census 2022

This document offers a brief summary of the discoveries in “The Great Canadian Fire Census 2022,” emphasizing significant outcomes, delineating subsequent steps, and formulating insightful conclusions.

The National Physician Health Survey 2021

This report provides a concise overview of the findings from “The National Physician Health Survey 2021,” highlighting key results, outlining subsequent actions, and drawing insightful conclusions.