The CMHA’s Resilient Minds program for firefighters expands across Canada

Resilient Minds, a psychoeducational program to support firefighters’ psychological health, is now available to career and volunteer firefighters across Canada.

Co-developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Vancouver-Fraser with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS) in 2016, Resilient Minds is an evidence-based, peer-led, skills and resilience development training program designed by and for fire fighters.

In 2019, FIREWELL received a one-year research grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the implementation of Resilient Minds in Vancouver and Prince Edward Island. FIREWELL, VFRS, and CMHA co-developed the Resilient Minds website to support the trainers, training, and sharing of research results.

To read CMHA’s news release: click here

To learn more about Resilient Minds: visit website

Media coverage
New CMHA Program Made Available for Firefighters in Saskatchewan (Swift Current Online, Dec 6, 2020)
CMHA offers mental health program for fire fighters (Weyburn Review, Dec 3, 2020)
Program to support psychological health of firefighters expands across Canada (Fire Fighting in Canada, Dec 1, 2020)

Edited 12/07/2020 to add media articles.