Copyright/ Intellectual Property
Material contained on this website are copyright © of the Online Therapy Unit, University of Regina or are used with permission under license. The Wellbeing Course is copyright © of Access Macquarie Ltd. The PSPNET team has now worked to adapt the course to meet the needs of Public Safety Personnel (PSP). Material may be downloaded and printed in an unaltered form for your own personal use only, and must not be copied or distributed in any form. All other rights are reserved.
Any other use of this material should be directed to: The PSPNET Team, firstname.lastname@example.org
The PSP Wellbeing Course is for public safety personnel, including, but not necessarily limited to, first reponders, public safety communications officials (e.g., call centre operators/dispatchers), correctional workers and officers, firefighters, paramedics, border security personnel, and police officers.
Specifically, the course is for PSP:
- Who self-report problems with anxiety, depression, or posttraumatic stress injuries;
- Are 18 years of age or older;
- Comfortable using and have access to the Internet;
- Willing to provide a local medical contact in case of emergencies; and
- Live in Saskatchewan (in 2020 we will offer the course to PSP who reside in Quebec).
2. PSPNET Services / Disclaimer
If an individual’s symptoms are deemed too severe, they may not be eligible to participate. Internet-delivered therapy may not be appropriate for clients who suffer:
- High risk for suicide
- (Hypo) Manic Episodes that are not currently being effectively managed
- Significant problems with alcohol or substances that are not currently being effectively managed
- Psychotic Disorders
A client who is unable to complete the time requirements of the program (e.g., being able to complete the course in 8 to 16 weeks) is not typically admitted into the course. Alternative arrangements will be made, such as referring the client to alternative services or contacting the Unit when they have sufficient time to complete the course.
Finally, a client who has a medical condition that could potentially interfere with her/his ability to participate or complete treatment may need to be referred to alternative services.
Clients will use a username and password to access the web application once they have been accepted into the PSP Wellbeing Course. Each client must ensure the confidentiality of her/his password. If there is unauthorized use of the username or password, the client must inform the PSPNET team immediately.
4. Confidentiality and Privacy of Personal Information
PSPNET therapists are careful to protect and maintain the confidentiality of the data and information relating to their clients
The responses you provide are confidential and will not be released to any outside source including your employer except in situations in which there is:
- potential, imminent harm to yourself or others;
- suspected neglect or harm to a child, including the witnessing of violence;
- a court order to release client information; or
- where required by legislation.
PSPNET staff has taken precautions to protect the security of your information. The University of Regina server is protected with generally available security technologies, including firewalls and data encryption. In addition, information is encrypted using secure socket layer (SSL) technology.
5. Voluntary Participation & Right to Withdraw:
Participation is voluntary. Should you choose not to participate, or if you wish to discontinue services at any time after starting, you may do so without explanation.
Of note, if certain questions are not answered it may not be possible for us to offer you services (e.g., your therapist requires certain information, such as your name and contact information, in order to offer you services).