Mental health support for staff
Your mental health is important to us. Learn who to contact for extra support.
Here are the resources available to Peel Regional Paramedic Services (PRPS) staff.
PRPS staff can get faster access to psychological assessment services through Trillium Health Partners Insight Health Solutions.
Boots on the Ground
- Peer support for first responders by first responders.
- Free, confidential 24/7 helpline.
- Open to all staff from paramedic services.
- Peel Region's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider.
- Identify yourself as a paramedic when you call.
- Available to staff and their families.
- Get confidential advice, counseling, and virtual treatment by phone, or in person.
Wounded Warriors First Responders Assist
- Identify yourself as a paramedic calling for First Responders Assist.
- Get free and confidential virtual or in-person services with trauma-informed clinicians.
- Large database of mental health support services for all Canadian public safety personnel and their families.
- Search by cost, language, location, or service offered.
Find a mental health practitioner
If you're not sure how to find the right mental health practitioner, you can:
- Follow these 6 steps listed by the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment.
- Search for a psychologist or psychological associate in Ontario.
- Find a therapist on Psychology Today. To find a counselor nearby, enter your city or postal code. The services here aren't free but your insurance may cover the cost.
Free, anonymous online screening tool from the Canadian Institute for Public Safety, helps identify symptoms of:
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- panic disorder
- risky alcohol use
- social anxiety disorder
Free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth (above the age of 15), to manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. BounceBack Ontario provides professional support over the phone and through online videos. They give you access to tools that help you on your path to mental wellbeing. This is not a counselling or crisis service.
An accredited child and youth mental health agency. It offers a wide variety of high-quality services for infants, children, youth, young adults (up to age 25), and their families or caregivers, if they are experiencing emotional challenges like difficulties with their feelings, relationships, or behaviour. All services provided are confidential, voluntary, and free of charge.
Wellness Together Canada
Specializes in mental health and substance use support. It offers services to people across Canada and to Canadians living abroad. The services offered are in both English and French.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Free mental health support to front-line workers and their families.
Connects you to social services, programs, and community supports.