Reach Out

There are several organizations dedicated to supporting first responders and their families with mental health issues. Find out what resources are available to you.

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Crisis Numbers

If you or someone you know is in crisis, these organizations can assist you.

Regina Mobile Crisis Services

The overall purpose of the agency is to provide integrated and comprehensive social and health crisis intervention services. Services are provided on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis, in order to assure accessibility regardless of the time of day.

Mobile Crisis Helpline (306) 757-0127

24/7 Help Lines

Call or Walk-In
Address:
1646 11 th Ave Regina Sk.

Crisis Suicide Helpline
306.525.5333

Child Abuse Line
306.569.2724

Saskatchewan Problem Gambling HelpLine
1.800.306.6789

Farm Stress Line
1.800.667.4442

Email:
info@mcsregina.ca

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Centre

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service (SCIS) intervenes and manages social, emotional and psychological emergencies for people experiencing acute and ongoing crisis 24 hours each day, 365 days of the year.

(306) 933-6200

Address:
103-506 25th St E

24 Hour Crisis Line Phone
1-306-933-6200

E-mail:
info@saskatooncrisis.ca

Central Saskatchewan West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre

(306) 463-6655

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 5 pm

After hours:
306.933.6200

North Saskatchewan Piwapan Women’s Centre

(306) 425-4090

Crisis Line – 24/7 Hours

Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit

(306) 764-1011

Mon - Fri: 4 pm - 8 am
Sat - Sun: 24 hours

South West Saskatchewan Southwest Crisis Services

1-800-567-3334

24/7 hours

Province Wide Professional Health Advice and Mental Health Support

HealthLine 811 is a confidential, 24-hour health and mental health and addictions advice, education and support telephone line available to the people of Saskatchewan. It is staffed by experienced and specially-trained registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and registered social workers.

HealthLine 811 is free. Services are offered in English, with translation available in over 100 languages.

If you are having technical issues with accessing HealthLine 811 by dialling 811, you can call 1-877-800-0002 to be connected with HealthLine 811.

Deaf and hard of hearing residents can access HealthLine 811 by using the SaskTel Relay Operator service at 1‑800‑855‑1155.

Crisis Services Canada Suicide Prevention and Support

1 (833) 456-4566

24/7 hours

First Responder Organizations

If you are a first responder or a family member, get in touch with the appropriate organization to find more information on resources available to you, such as peer support. Please note that the contact numbers listed are not available at all times. If in crisis or in need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or one of the crisis numbers listed above.

Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers

Members:

Regina Police Association
Saskatoon Police Association
Weyburn Police Association
Prince Albert Police Association
Moose Jaw Police Association
Estevan Police Association
Regina Senior Officers Association
Saskatoon Senior Officers Association

(306) 539-0960

Address:
PO Box 26116
Regina, Sk.
S4R 8R7

Regina Police Association

The Regina Police Association is a labour organization representing both police officers and civilian members of the Regina Police Service.

Their primary functions are:

  • Promoting the interests of their members through collective bargaining.
  • Representing members on dispute and disciplinary issues.
  • Lobbying to promote policing and public safety issues at municipal, provincial and federal levels.
  • Working with the Regina Police Service in achieving strategic planning goals, development of policies and procedures, and promoting a safe community for the citizens of Regina.

Canadian Police Association

The Canadian Police Association (CPA) is the national voice for 60,000 police personnel across Canada. Membership includes police personnel serving in 160 police services across Canada, from Canada’s smallest towns and villages as well as those working in our largest municipal and provincial police services, and members of the RCMP, railway police, and First Nations’ police personnel.

(613) 231-4168

Address:
Suite 100
141 Catherine St. Ottawa, On
K2P 1C3

E-mail:
cpa-acp@cpa-acp.ca

Website:
www.cpa-acp.ca

Saskatoon Police Association

The Saskatoon Police Association is proud to be the official voice and representative body for Saskatoon’s front-line police personnel. Along with providing resources and support for our over 500 police members, they represent their membership in all matters concerning discipline and contracts.

In matters of discipline, the Saskatoon Police Association’s primary responsibility is to ensure that officers are treated fairly and that they have the same access and rights to due process as any other person in Canada.

(306) 652-5662

Mon - Thurs, 8 am - 1 pm

E-mail:
spa@spassoc.ca

Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association

The Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association represents 700 professional fire fighters in the cities of Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford and Weyburn.

(306) 782-4290

Address:
62 Milne Bay
Yorkton, Sk.
S3N 3Z8

E-mail:
talk2us@spffa.com

Fax:
306.783.0109

Saskatoon Firefighters Local Union IAFF 80

(306) 280-0607

Address:
201-220 20th St W
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 0W9

E-mail:
iaff80.info@gmail.com

Regina Firefighters Local Union IAFF 181

(306) 522-7022

Address:
3525 Pasqua St Ste A
Regina, Sk.
S4S 7G9

Fax:
306.569.2566

Prince Albert Local Union IAFF 510

(306) 922-6800

Address:
76 15th St E
Prince Albert, Sk.
S6V 1E8

Moose Jaw Local Union IAFF 553

(306) 692-2792

Address:
1205 Main St N
Moose Jaw, Sk.
S6H 6M3

Swift Current Local Union IAFF 1318

(306) 778-2760

Address:
236 Chaplin St E
Swift Current, Sk.
S9H 5B2

Yorkton Local Union IAFF 1527

(306) 786-1795

Address:
Fire Protective Services
City of Yorkton
PO Box 400
Yorkton, Sk.
S3N 2W3

North Battleford Local Union IAFF 1756

(306) 445-1770

Address:
902 - 104th St
North Battleford, Sk.
S9A 1N2

Weyburn Local Union IAFF 2989

(306) 848-3240

Address:
NE, 55 16th St
Weyburn, Sk.
S0C 1X0

Saskatoon Paramedic Association, IAFF Local 3270

Local 3270 represents paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, mechanics and ambulance technicians. Their members are proud to serve Saskatoon and the surrounding area with unlimited EMS access. Their goal is to provide a strong voice for their members in discussions with M.D. Ambulance Care Ltd., the Health Region, the City, the Province of Saskatchewan, the Government of Canada and fellow emergency services colleagues.

(306) 667-4062

Address:
345 4th Ave S #10,
Saskatoon, Sk.
S7K 1N3

E-mail:
executive@saskatoonparamedics.ca

Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association

Their mission is to provide a responsible voice and leadership to the Volunteer Fire Fighters of Saskatchewan, with the intent being to minimize loss of life and property in all aspects of volunteer emergency response.

Please contact the Executive Director:
Courtney Edwards

(306) 520-3278

Address:
Box 107
Balgonie, Sk.
S0G 0E0

Fax:
306.771.0066

E-mail:
svffa@sasktel.net

Website:
www.svffa.ca

First Responder Support Groups

As a first responder, there are additional support organizations and programs available to you.

Honour House Society

Honour House Society is a refuge, a home away from home, for Canadian Forces personnel, emergency services personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.

(778) 397-4399

Address:
509 St. George Street
New Westminster, B.C.
V3L 1L1

Fax:
778.397.4396

Website:
www.honourhouse.ca

First Responder Support Network

The mission of the First Responder Support Network (FRSN) is to provide educational treatment programs to promote recovery from stress and critical incidents experienced by first responders and their families.

Website:
www.frsn.org

First Responder Support Network - The Significant Other And Spouses (SOS) Program

The SOS residential program is for emergency responder partners and spouses who have been affected by their loved one’s critical incidents (resulting in secondary or vicarious trauma), but may also be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety and need a program to address their needs.

Organizations that Support Mental Health

These organizations can support you and your workplace to better support the mental health of the workplace.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy.

Canadian Mental Health Association

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

Website:
www.cmha.ca

To find your local Saskatchewan branch go to:
www.sk.cmha.ca/about-cmha/cmha-saskatchewan-division-branch-offices/

First Responders First

This website offers resources and services for the first responder community to understand the various steps of a PTSD program, from managing a crisis through to implementing best practices into an existing program.

AUDEAMUS Service Dog Program

AUDEAMUS provides certified, specially-trained service dogs and on-going support to people suffering from mental or physical disabilities. It has developed an evidence-based, holistic and measurable mental health program focused on the therapeutic effects of service dogs on veteran, first responder and war correspondent health.

At present, there are few guidelines, standards and oversights to the service dog field in Canada. AUDEAMUS has positioned itself to lead by example with a comprehensive program informed by an experienced, interdisciplinary and community-based team that draws upon the latest research evidence. It also contributes to research on the effectiveness of highly-trained service dogs.

Service dogs and training are provided free of charge by AUDEAMUS. Participants are set up in safe and comfortable accommodations and provided with prepared meals while training. Participants can meet up to several times in person in a year-long certification process as a service dog team.

Address:
AUDEAMUS
PO Box 81102
World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa, ON
K1P 1A4

E-mail:
contact@audeamus.ca

Website:
www.audeamus.ca

Additional Resources

Operational Stress Injuries

www.osiss.ca

Sleep Disorders

www.css-scs.ca

Ride Don’t Hide: Fund Raiser by CMHC

www.ridedonthide.com

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health

www.camimh.ca 

Veteran’s Affair

www.veterans.gc.ca

North American Firefighter Veteran Network

www.firefighterveteran.com