PETERBOROUGH COUNTY-CITY PARAMEDICS PARTNER WITH WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
PETERBOROUGH, ON – Peterborough County-City Paramedics (PCCP) is proud to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC), a national mental health charity that provides mental health programs to support Veterans, First Responders and their families. Under the agreement, Peterborough County-City Paramedics will share resources and identify or refer their members in need of mental health support to the programs offered by Wounded Warriors Canada.
“Our top priority is the psychological and physical health and safety of our staff”, says PCCP Chief Randy Mellow. “This new partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada will allow us to expand upon on the support network we already have in place to ensure that our paramedics and their families are fully supported at their time of greatest need. This program is specifically tailored to help first responders who often work in high stress environments, by recognizing and supporting them through mental health challenges.”
First Responders are highly trained and skilled professionals who, due to the nature of their work, often face challenging situations that test their physical or mental health and safety. Wounded Warriors Canada’s innovative approach to mental health combines clinical best practices and evidence-informed care to create an environment of compassion, hope and resiliency for participants.
“This partnership recognizes that no single organization can do it all when it comes to mental health support,” says Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada. “When a First Responder is struggling, what matters is that the member and their family knows that we are in this together – working to ensure they receive the help they so rightly deserve. We look forward to working with Peterborough County-City Paramedics in the months and years ahead.”