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Our team is committed to developing and sharing evidence-based mental health resources with PSP families. We provide a wide range of information and strategies informed and vetted by PSP families.

If a member of your family is a PSP, our wellbeing hub is designed for you. Our definition of “family” is open and inclusive (e.g., chosen families, biological families, LGBTQ+ families, and adoptive and foster families, among others).

A bit more info. A bit more detail.

Inside this Hub, you’ll find opportunities to engage in LEARNING, TRYING, and BEING. There are 3 inter-connected sections: Information Pages, Strategies & Skill-Building Pages, and an Internet-Delivered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course.

Information Pages

Information Pages:

These include content that supports viewers to LEARN about family issues related to public safety work. Each category offers multiple pages.

Categories in this section:

Information Pages

Strategies & Skill-Building Pages

Strategies & Skill-Building Pages:

There include tips and exercises designed to support viewers to TRY practical ways to address the issues described in the information pages. Strategies are designed to develop and enhance relationships.

Categories in this section:
  • Strategies for Families
  • Strategies for Couples

Strategies and Skill Building

Spouse or Significant Other (SSO) Wellbeing Course

Spouse or Significant Other (SSO) Wellbeing Course:

This is a self-guided, internet-delivered, cognitive behavioural therapy program designed to support a PSP spouse or significant other in their BEING well with preventing or managing symptoms like depression, anxiety, worry, low mood, or stress. Many spouses take this course in order to better understand the emotional needs of their spouse or significant other.

Topics Include:
  • Identifying the cycle of symptoms
  • Managing unhelpful thoughts
  • Managing physical symptoms
  • Managing avoidance and safety behaviours
  • Relapse prevention and goal setting
  • Improving sleep
  • Communication, assertiveness and problem solving
  • Anger and grief exploration
We have added new resources recently:
  • Improving the couple relationship
  • Moral Injury
  • Supporting a spouse with mental health concerns

SSO Wellbeing Course

Who we are

With funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, PSPNET Families is a collaboration between PSPNET, the Families Matter Research Group at Queen’s University, and the Child Trauma Research Centre at the University of Regina.  

We are led by principal investigators Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos (University of Regina), Dr. Heidi Cramm (Queen’s University) and Dr. Nathalie Reid (University of Regina).

Meet our team