Saving lives, eliminating stigma, together
Our Vision and Your Host
The NS First Responders’ Mental Health Conference is in keeping with our vision to ensure first responders and their families have the support they need to understand, navigate and manage the potential for, and impact of work-related trauma in their lives.
Delivered by the First Responders Steering Committee, this conference will provide first responders and their employers an opportunity to hear from and network with each other and experts in the field of mental health and traumatic psychological injury.
In Partnership With:
Who is this Conference For?
This conference will offer dynamic presentations and learning opportunities for first responders and other front line emergency service workers; and the people who employ them. The employer program stream will also appeal to anyone interested in learning more about how to provide a psychologically safe workplace for their employees.
Why Should You Attend?
With a specific focus on psychological health and safety in emergency response workplaces, this conference will offer an excellent program featuring subject matter experts presenting the latest research, new treatment approaches, workplace psychological safety programs, and more.
Project Manager, Workforce Reintegration Program
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Canadian Mental Health Association - Nova Scotia Division
Sajel Bellon, Ed.d, Rp, Ctss
Professor, Psychotherapist, and Founder
Mind Armour & SOS Psychotherapy
Big Daddy Taz
Mental Health Speaker and Comedian
The Tema Foundation
Dr. Erika Sabbath
Social Epidemiologist and Associate Professor
Boston College School of Social Work
WCB, Nova Scotia
Steve Foran, P.eng, Csp, Mba
Gratitude at Work
Dr. Jeff Morley, R. Psych.