London Fire, Wounded Warriors Canada join forces to enhance mental health support
By City of LondonHeadlines News fire department wounded warriors
Nov. 6, 2023, London, Ont. – The London Fire Department is partnering with Wounded Warriors Canada to give its members and their families more mental health support and services.
Under the agreement, the department will share resources and identify or refer their members in need of mental health support to the programs.
“Our members are mothers, fathers, mothers, daughters, and sons. The trauma that they are exposed to each, and every day can deeply impact and effect their lives for years to come,” said Assistant Deputy Chief Gary Bridge. “We recognize that we need to do more as an organization to educate, to reduce stigma and develop resiliency 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 Warriors Canada is just one more way we can support our members to make sure they receive the care they deserve.”
As a national mental health service provider, Wounded Warriors Canada’s approach to trauma-informed training and counselling services is helping veterans, first responders and their families feel safe, supported, and understood, the city said in a press release.
Across Ontario, Wounded Warriors Canada has partnered with more than 60 fire, police, and EMS agencies.
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