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Resilience Without Barriers Fund

 

Your donation to the Resilience Without Barriers Fund will support specially trained counselling for all emergency workers struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.

Your Impact:

    • $105 provides 1 counselling session for an emergency worker
    • $525 provides 5 counselling session for an emergency worker
    • $1050 provides 5 counselling sessions each for two emergency workers

 

 

For years, the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association has undertaken significant work building partnerships and outreach to support resilience-building initiatives for their members.

In this time of pandemic, our hospital workers are experiencing trauma and are incredibly vulnerable to experiencing psychological injuries, similar to fire fighters and all first responders. Yet, today, when we speak about our health care workers, we speak about personal protective gear and additional testing. We are not addressing their mental health.

The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund is hoping to capitalize on this tremendous work to support all emergency workers during this pandemic and provide access to five fully funded sessions with a clinician, through specially-trained trauma clinicians at First Responder Health Services.

Hospital workers will have access to counselling through EAPs but, as our fire fighters have learned, these mainstream counsellors are often unable to relate to traumatic incidents of first responders and emergency workers.

For more information, please visit the Resilience Without Barriers website.

If you would like to access this service, please email resilience@firstresponderhealth.ca.