Real world resilience strategies for where you are.
The stressors that first responders face can have serious implications for overall health and wellness. Supporting mental health is essential for the wellbeing of first responders and their colleagues, agencies, families, and communities. This series of resources is designed to support agencies and departments to address officer mental health and wellness concerns through unique and practical resilience strategies, customized to roles within the field of public safety. By implementing these strategies in their personal and professional lives, individuals will learn how to navigate adversity, thrive in the face of challenges, and maintain positive mental health.
- Executive leaders play a key role in the success and wellness of their agencies. They are the decision-makers, and provide support for their officers as well as community members. It is important that executive leaders focus on their own wellbeing to be better prepared to lead and develop a culture of wellness in their agencies.
- Public information officers are critical to maintaining police and community safety and wellness. They engage with the community to provide vital information and advocate for their agencies. It is important that public information officers support their own wellness to be better prepared to help and connect with others.
- Public safety telecommunicators, or dispatchers, assist and support officers as well as community members. They play a key role in communicating important information and coordinating responses to emergency situations. It is important that public safety telecommunicators support their own wellness to be better prepared to help others and end each shift well.