Congratulations to Drs. Kathryn Sinden (Principal Investigator, Lakehead University) and Joy MacDermid (Co-Investigator, Western University) for receiving funding for the project, Protecting those who protect us: An evaluation and synthesis of resources deployed to support firefighter mental health during COVID-19, from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Abuse).
The aim of this project is to appraise information about managing firefighter mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic from three primary sources: 1) peer-reviewed academic journals, 2) online information specific to firefighter health and general platforms, and 3) existing guidelines provided by firefighter associations.
The research is conducted in partnership with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association.
To read the grant summary: click here