OPA Wellness Committee - Purpose
The purpose of the Ontario Paramedic Association Wellness Committee [OPAWC] is to equip Paramedics with pragmatic tools for attaining a wellness continuum within the field of Paramedicine. This Committee has been established by the Ontario Paramedic Association [OPA] which has a vested interest in supporting the health and well-being of its members. The aim of this Committee is to identify and implement systems of support through educational initiatives, community engagement and political advocacy.
ATLAS Institute- Public Safety Personnel and PTSD Injuries
New resources launched to support public safety personnel with post-traumatic stress injuries
PSHSA - Resilient Me
ResilientME is a free PSHSA, 30-minute self-guided microlearning that focuses on 6 areas: mental fitness, physical fitness, nutrition, financial fitness, sleep and social connections.
Ready for Duty
PSHSA, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have teamed up to develop cutting-edge resources to support our paramedics in maintaining their health, wellbeing and readiness-for-duty. Resources including the Ready for Duty eLearning series and Ready for Duty mobile app
Treatment 101 for public safety personnel is an eight-module online course designed to support Public safety personnel (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.
OAPC Psychological Wellness Directory
A useful directory of services across the Province from the OAPC
PSPNET was founded to support the mental health and wellbeing of public safety personnel (PSP) or first responders and to provide resources for PSP family members.
PSP Mental Health
PSP Mental Health was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The purpose of this website is to provide a list of mental health support services available to Canadian public safety personnel (PSP) and their families.
Supporting the Health and Wellness of Paramedics and their Families During COVID - 19
a balance between rest, nutrition, movement and emotional health is important for the Paramedic and their loved
ones to maintain in order to avoid physical and emotional depletion.
The OPA Wellness Committee is working to bring you information to help support you and your family in this time of need.
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
As part of the National Research Consortium, CIPSRT serves as the Knowledge Exchange Hub for knowledge synthesis, translation, and exchange that relies upon the best contemporary research evidence supporting an overall mission to help current and former public safety personnel, their leaders, and their families to maintain and improve their mental health and well-being.
Ontario Paramedic Association - Wellness Committee
The OPA is seeking Full Paramedic Members to fill the positions of 2 Committee members on the OPAWC (Ontario Paramedic Association Wellness Committee).