WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE PARTNERS WITH WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
WOODSTOCK, ON – The Woodstock Police Service (WPS) 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, WPS will share resources and identify or refer their members in need of mental health support to the programs offered by Wounded Warriors Canada.
“Our members are human beings. They are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. The trauma and chaos that they are exposed to each and every day can deeply impact and effect their lives for years to come,” says Chief Daryl Longworth, Woodstock Police Service. “We recognize that we need to do more as an organization to educate, to reduce stigma and develop resiliency in our members before they suffer an injury; and when they do need help, to rally behind them and support them to get them the help they need, when they need it. This partnership with Wounded Warrior Canada is just one more way we can support our members to make sure they receive the care they deserve.”
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 Woodstock Police Service in the months and years ahead.”