A variety of resources were introduced at a recent Emergency Worker Mental Health Resources Symposium in Leduc on Tuesday, January 22nd. This week the SCFPSA website will publish notes on the speaker’s topics.
From the Legacy Place Website:
The unique challenges of the Peace Officer, Fire Fighter, Emergency Medical Services, 911 Dispatch and Military Professions is why Legacy Place Society exists. To build family resiliency and legacies of hope and optimism despite these challenges. The Charity does not replace any of the typical Employee Assistance Programs and is not a duplication of existing charities. Our work is done while acting as a bridge between the professional lives and their families in collaboration with the Services and other standing Charities specific to each individual Service. Our core values include Family, Empathy, Diversity, Inclusivity, Confidentiality, Collaboration and Integrity. Our objectives are about providing relevant and practical resources to help in early interventions, introduce resiliency possibilities and leave lasting legacies with the individual and family that is currently serving or retired.
Including: • accommodations support where possible during times of medical or personal crisis • peer to peer conversation support volunteers in the areas of marriage, parenting, grief, spiritual wellness, addiction recovery, single parenting, special needs children, PTSD recovery to name a few • family camp support that creates cost effective opportunities and provide family time together • family resiliency workshops – occasionally partnered with other like organizations to provide a variety of topics that include mental health readiness, parenting, special needs and marriage to name a few • benevolence and legacy tribute – opportunities to provide a service person additional support thru their peers during times of medical or family loss situations and or in creating a Legacy of Life Tribute • humanitarian mission trips – typically an annual or semi -annual house building initiative that is a self funded mission trip to build houses/playgrounds/disaster relief and/or participate in local community situations • education bursaries – in situations where designated funding becomes available, opportunities to receive an education bursary may be possible • web based go to resource with articles and links to support overall family wellness that includes resources specific to the Peace Officer, Fire Fighter, Emergency Medical Services and Military Personnel
Financial support to the Charity will be accepted in various ways with official tax receipting.
Following Tuesday’s Mental Health Symposium, Legacy Place Society (Facebook Page) has extended their support of SCFP Spouse Association. They look forward to helping us overcome financial challenges facing access to education and fundraising where they can in the future. Should you wish to attend upcoming educational opportunities around First Responder or FR Family Health & Wellness, please use the contact form below to see if financial sponsorship is available.
PS – Check out their blog for a wealth of empowering information relevant to First Responders and their Families.