Roger Forget

Education and Training Coordinator and Organization
Tema Foundation

Presentation: PPE for the Mind

Day 1 - 11:15AM - 12:15PM

Presentation: Developing a Peer Support Program

Day 2 - 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Roger has spent most of his career working within the Emergency Medical Services Field, from land medic to critical care flight medic to working within both air and land communication centers. After leaving the Emergency Medical Service Field, he continued to work teaching within the School of Public Safety as Seneca College, before moving into his current position as a Surgical Recovery Coordinator for Trillium Gift of Life in Ontario.

His work with the Tema Foundation, allows him to continue his passion of assisting those who have dedicated their lives to help those in need to continue to live healthy and balanced lives within the public safety sector.

Roger holds a college diploma in both Police Foundations and Emergency Medical Care and he has completed an Honors BA in Justice Studies at Royal Roads University.

Roger is happily married to Nicole, together they have three amazing kids and three wonderful grandkids.

More about this session:

Day 1 - PPE for the Mind | Day 2 - Developing a Peer Support Program

PPE for the Mind

The loyalty and commitment of those working the frontlines is fierce. Which is why it is so important to find a healthy balance with work and life, especially with the many experiences/exposures one endures while at work. A healthy mind is what helps us function. We can learn better, play better, and we can understand the challenges we are faced with better. This workshop will focus on the cumulative stress of working the frontline, recognizing the impact of this work, and learning how to build resilience and improve ones overall mental health and wellbeing.

Developing a Peer Support Program

First responder and allied health organizations have a moral duty to support and care for their employee’s. One such way is to provide a workplace environment that is non-judgmental, supportive and safe with the assistance of trained and experienced peer support teams. The goal of peer support teams is to help initiate and maintain difficult conversations after difficult experiences, deal with acute stress management, help reduce stigma and other barriers, help build trust in the workplace, and provide emotional and social support. This workshop will highlight important components of developing peer support programs.

Register now for the Nova Scotian First Responders’ Mental Health Conference

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