Resilient Minds™ dedicates itself to building resilient fire teams and services. We educate, empower and equip Fire Fighters. They learn the skills and resources to grow and maintain psychological wellness. Resilient Minds™ believes in inspiring First Responders. To recognize and respond to psychological injuries and trauma in the workplace. This program promotes a shift to a supportive, mentally fit culture.
Innovative and Evidence-Informed
Resilient Minds™ is an evidence-based, peer-led skills development program. Designed by and for Fire Fighters. It uses the latest literature on resilience, trauma-informed practices and stress-related/occupational psychological injuries.
Designed For Fire Fighters
Resilient Minds™ is the only training program designed to train both career and volunteer Fire Fighters. It takes into consideration the differences in experience and resources available to the two groups.
The Resilient Minds™ program increases the ability of Fire Fighters to
- Recognize the effects of psychological stress/trauma in self and peers
- Understand trauma-informed practices
- Communicate with peers who may be struggling
- Respond safely and appropriately to distressed citizens
- Apply personal strategies for managing stress, mitigating trauma and boosting resilience
Resilient Minds™ is the only training program designed to equip career, volunteer and wildland Fire Fighters. It considers the differences in experience and resources available between the groups. According to the National Fire and Paramedic Association (NFPA), more than 80% of Canada’s Fire Fighters are volunteer-based. They have significantly less access to training and development opportunities afforded to career Fire Fighters.
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