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Wounded Warriors Canada and Homewood Health announce national partnership aimed at enhancing mental health care for veterans and first responders

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July 27, 20221, Guelph, Ont. –  Wounded Warriors Canada and Homewood Health are entering a new national partnership that will work to enhance mental health care for veterans, first responders and their families while aiming to streamline access to care.

Homewood Health has been providing support to veterans from across Canada since WWI. Today, Homewood Health is one of the largest mental health care providers for veterans and first responders.

Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health service provider specializing in group-based trauma therapy and trauma informed training for the veterans and first responder sector.

The national partnership will include several key components:

  • Knowledge & Training –  As part of the partnership, Homewood Health will be providing Wounded Warriors Canada’s occupational awareness training course, Introduction to Trauma Exposed Professionals, to its clinicians as well as its client-facing teams across the country. The course was clinically developed for healthcare workers who support trauma exposed professionals.
  • Service Delivery and Access – Homewood Health and Wounded Warriors Canada are aiming to reduce navigational barriers to accessing care and will be working on strategies to make accessing the right care both simpler and faster including establishing a joint referral process that will help integrate specialized mental health care for members and their families seeking support.
  • Education and Awareness – The organizations will work together on initiatives to help reduce stigma while raising awareness and funds to support the development and delivery of innovative new programs and services benefiting trauma exposed professionals.
  • Additional Collaboration – Identifying collaboration opportunities to further enhance access and delivery of mental health services for veterans, first responders and their families.

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