Mental health, wellbeing and support
Mental health crisis support
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If you are in crisis or having suicidal thoughts, take action:
The RCMP is addressing the stigma around suicidal thoughts and suicide, as well as mental illness.
Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada is a free, 24/7 mental health and substance use service, funded by the Government of Canada. It is available to anyone in Canada and Canadians living abroad.
The service provides free mental health and substance use resources, e-courses, peer support and and counselling services by phone, text or video chat to adults and children. All your information is confidential and programs offered are evidenced-based.
- For same-day counselling services call:
- 1-866-585-0445 (adults) / 1-888-668-6810 (youth)
- For immediate crisis support text (SMS) "WELLNESS" to:
- 741741 (adults) / 686868 (youth) to connect with a trained crisis responder for support.
- If you are a frontline worker looking for immediate crisis support text (SMS) "FRONTLINE" to:
- 741741 to connect with a trained crisis responder for support.
For more information on the services provided or for assistance navigating the platform, call: 1-866-585-0445 to speak with a Program Navigator.
Visit the website at https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/ to see all resources available.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.Experienced and culturally aware counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer support.
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat!
Peer to peer program
Whether it's a work-related or personal issue, all RCMP employees, veterans and families can access Peer to Peer (P2P). P2P coordinators been trained to listen to your concerns and provide you with guidance about using:
- Health Canada's Employee Assistance Services (EAS)
- internal RCMP resources
- community-based resources
To be put in touch with your peer to peer coordinator in your division, please contact P2P-SPP@rcmp-grc.gc.ca with your: name, phone number and division. Please do not include any detailed information.
Employee Assistance Services
Employee Assistance Services (EAS) provides free and confidential short-term professional counselling for all RCMP employees and their dependents Footnote 1. The EAS Crisis and Referral Center is available 24/7 to assist with any type of issue. EAS mental health professionals may also refer you to additional support services as well.
Call Employee Assistance Services at:
- 1-800-567-5803 (TTY)
You can choose what counselling method works best for you:
- in person
- over the phone
- via e-mail (e-counselling)
- through secure video (where and when available)
National Reintegration Program
The National Reintegration Program focuses on building regular members' confidence in order to support them in a respectful and safe return to operational duties following:
- a member involved shooting or other traumatic or critical incident
- administrative duties
- gradual return to work
- return from extended leave
Participation in the program is strictly confidential. Reintegration is not remedial or a test, nor is it documented in any way.
To learn more about the Program – for yourself or an eligible member – please email ReintegrationProgram-Programmedereintegration@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
Employee and family resource guide
This guide contains additional information on the supports and services mentioned on our family corner webpages, as well as several other resources that are available to employees, veterans and their families.
Families and veterans can request a copy by emailing RCMP.MentalHealthActionPlan-PlanActionSanteMentale.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Employees can download a copy from the RCMP internal website (Infoweb).
Suicide awareness and prevention wallet cards
The RCMP is addressing the stigma around suicidal thoughts and suicide, as well as mental illness. Our wallet card on suicide prevention is a quick reference tool for employees. It provides:
- suicide risk factors
- signs of suicide ideation
- tips on what to say to a colleague who is showing signs of suicidal behaviour and
- contact numbers for immediate help.
Employees can obtain a copy on the RCMP intranet site. Should you wish to obtain a copy, and do not have access to the intranet, please send an email to RCMP.MentalHealthActionPlan-PlanActionSanteMentale.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
PSPNET – An internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy program
PSPNET is an internet-delivered mental health treatment program that has been tailored to meet the unique needs of current and former public safety personnel, including RCMP employees.
Support is currently being offered to residents of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Quebec, in both official languages. Work is also underway to expand this service to other provinces and territories.
- The program is free
- It's quick and easy to access:
- you don't need a referral from a physician
- you don't need a diagnosis
- you can start participating as soon as you're screened in (there is no wait list)
- You get to communicate with a therapist at least once a week, in the official language of your choice
- The therapist is someone familiar with public safety personnel culture and its unique needs
- It's confidential (you don't need permission from your supervisor or manager to participate, nor do you need to inform them of your participation)
If you or someone you know is interested in participating, you can:
- Read the frequently asked questions on the PSPNET website
- Contact the PSPNET team at 1-833-317-7233 or email@example.com
Road 2 Mental Readiness (R2MR app)
To compliment classroom learning, DND created the R2MR app. The app includes RCMP resources for all RCMP employees, veterans and their families and it provides tools to sharpen the skills obtained through the R2MR training. It contains the mental continuum (where you can do a "self-check-in"), tactical breathing, self-talk, goal setting, visualization, attention control and memory game. It's free and available for everyone from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple). Start exploring today!
PTSD Coach Canada app
The PTSD Coach Canada app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that can occur after trauma. Features include:
- reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work
- tools for screening and tracking your symptoms
- convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms
- direct links to support and help
- always with you when you need it
PTSD Coach Canada is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, BlackBerry and Android devices. You can download it for free from the App Store, Google Play and BlackBerry World.
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