PSPNET Families Wellbeing Hub – PSP NET

PSPNET Families Wellbeing Hub

Developing a Public Safety Personnel (PSP) Families Wellbeing Hub

About Us

The PSPNET Families Wellbeing Hub team is developing mental health promotion resources and supports to add to PSPNET, a federally-funded online platform that is offering internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) for Public Safety Personnel (PSP).  PSPNET Families will use the existing PSPNET platform to reach PSP families and provide a stigma-free and accessible hub for a continuum of mental health promotion resources and supports. Our goal is to develop and offer evidence-based and trauma-informed mental health Families Resources, Couples Toolkit, and Spouse or Significant Other Wellbeing Course to serve PSP families.

Project Personnel

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Dr. Heidi Cramm (Queen’s University)
  • Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos (University of Regina)
  • Dr. Nathalie Reid (University of Regina)

Project Team:

University of Regina:

  • Janine Beahm (Research Associate)
  • Eric Boateng (Project Manager)
  • Isabelle Dena (Clinical Research Associate)
  • Peace Dukuye (Research Assistant)
  • Bailey Hammer (Student Research Assistant)
  • Steffi Oberthier (Research Assistant)
  • Constance Ross (Administrative Assistant)
  • Melissa Scheltgen (Clinical Research Associate)
  • Shimona Sekhar (Senior Project Director)

Queen’s University:

  • Marilyn Cox (Research Associate)
  • Lisa Delaney (Community Development Manager for PSP Families Network)
  • Erin Porter (Research Coordinator)
  • Rachel Richmond (Doctoral Trainee)
  • Linna Tam-Seto (Research Scientist)

Research Consultants:

  • Dr. Alyson Mahar (University of Manitoba)
  • Dr. Deborah Norris (Mount Saint Vincent University)
  • Dr. Tim Black (University of Victoria)
  • Prof. Nicola Fear (King’s College London)
  • Dr. Rachel Dekel (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Dr. Sharon Lawn (Flinders University)

Connectors/Collaborators

Frequently Asked Questions

What are we developing? 

  • Families Resources
  • Couples Toolkit
  • Spouse or Significant Other Wellbeing Course

Who is this for?

  • Family members of PSP
  • PSP (current and former) are not limited to but include border services personnel, correctional workers, firefighters (career and volunteer), operational and intelligence personnel, paramedics, police (municipal, provincial, federal), public safety communicators (e.g., dispatchers, 911 operators), and search and rescue personnel. 

When are we starting?

  • Work has started as of February 1, 2022, with resource development in progress. 

How can I get involved?

  • There will be opportunities for people to get involved as we release resources. Contact us or sign up for our mailing list for opportunities to participate and keep up to date on our progress. 

What are the long-term plans?

  • By March 31st, 2023, we plan to have a set of resources available for PSP families. To have a sustainability plan to continue to provide ongoing supports for PSP families past March 2023. 

Contact Us

Email us at: pspnetfamilies@uregina.ca 

Call us at @ 1-833-317-7233

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