Kawartha Lakes Police Service announces partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

By Lindsay Advocate

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is partnering with Wounded Warriors Canada to support its members and their families.

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is proud to announce a partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada. With this partnership in place, the two organizations will work together to offer an additional layer of mental health support and other services to the members of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service and their families.

Members of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service are highly trained professionals who are confronted with traumatic situations that can be difficult to process due to the nature of their work. It is estimated that the average police officer will experience hundreds of traumatic events in their career. Not only will these additional services be offered to the members but their families as well.

Some of the programs that are available include:

  • Trauma resiliency program
  • Spousal resiliency program
  • Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday
  • Couples resiliency program
  • Warrior Kids Camp & Program
  • PTSD service dogs
  • Operational stress intervention dog
  • Surviving spouses’ program

“Given the complexities of operational stress injuries, we know that no single organization can provide 100% solution when it comes to the mental health and wellness needs of its members and their families” says Scott Maxwell, executive director of Wounded Warriors Canada. “Partnerships are vital. Together, we are working to break down barriers to accessing culturally appropriate mental health care while reducing stigma for those who serve. We’re grateful for their willingness to collaborate, and we look forward to working with the Kawartha Lakes Police Service in the months and years to come.”

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service member wellness committee has been actively seeking partnerships with external agencies that would be beneficial to all members of the police service and Wounded Warriors Canada has been chosen as its first priority partnership.

1 Comment

  1. Joan Abernethy says:

    Sounds like a great partnership and the programs look fabulous. The more we all realize how common trauma is and how common the related injuries, the easier it will be to let go of damaging stigmas associated with asking for help.

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