First Responders & Public Safety Personnel to gather for mental health conference

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Brandon & Area Suicide Prevention Implementation Network (SPIN) is excited to bring Dr. Nicholas Carleton, Professor of Clinical Psychology, from University of Regina to Brandon for our annual conference on May 1, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel & Suites.  The focus of this year’s conference is Public Safety Personnel: Best Practices Regarding Trauma and PTSD.  Dr. Carleton is also the Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment.  This conference will bring together First Responders or Public Safety Personnel such as police, fire, EMS, military, correctional officers, 911 and crisis line operators, STARS, disaster relief, search and rescue, emergency departments child welfare, critical incident responders and clinicians who support those in the field.  The objectives of the conference are to highlight unique challenges and opportunities faced by public safety personnel; provide contemporary research on the prevalence of mental disorders, suicide, and chronic pain across public safety personnel groups; understand recent research results regarding public safety personnel health; and become familiar with the pending research needs and projects focused on supporting improvements for public safety personnel health.

Registration information can be found on www.spinbrandon.ca.