Woodstock, ON – The Woodstock Police Service (WPS) is proud to announce the signing
of a new partnership agreement with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC), a national mental
health charity that provides mental health programs to support Veterans, First Responders
and their families. Under the agreement, WPS will share resources and identify or
refer their members in need of mental health support to the programs offered by
Wounded Warriors Canada.
"Our members are human beings. They are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. The
trauma and chaos that they are exposed to each and every day can deeply impact and
effect their lives for years to come," says Chief Daryl Longworth, Woodstock Police
Service. "We recognize that we need to do more as an organization to educate, to
reduce stigma and develop resiliency in our members before they suffer an injury;
and when they do need help, to rally behind them and support them to get them the
help they need, when they need it. This partnership with Wounded Warrior Canada
is just one more way we can support our members to make sure they receive the care
First Responders are highly trained and skilled professionals who, due to the nature
of their work, often face challenging situations that test their physical or mental
health and safety. Wounded Warriors Canada’s innovative approach to mental health
combines clinical best practices and evidence-informed care to create an environment
of compassion, hope and resiliency for participants.
"This partnership recognizes that no single organization can do it all when it comes
to mental health support," says Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors
Canada. "When a First Responder is struggling, what matters is that the member and
their family knows that we are in this together – working to ensure they receive
the help they so rightly deserve. We look forward to working with Woodstock Police
Service in the months and years ahead."
About Wounded Warriors Canada
Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health service provider. Through its
programming, the organization has created an innovative approach to mental health
that uses clinical best practices and evidence informed care to create an environment
of compassion, resiliency and hope for individual members and families affected
by Operational Stress Injuries.