Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment / Institut Canadien de Recherche et de Traitement en Sécurité Publique
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French, English, Both
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University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan (SK) S4S 0A2
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Virginia, Nick Carpenter, Jones
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Geographic zones of services
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Canada, Saskatchewan (SK), Southern Saskatchewan, Regina
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Education, Health
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Health Supportive Services, Mental Health Support Services
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Mental Health Information/Education, Therapy Referrals
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Health Education
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Mental health among public safety personnel Research
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>CISPRT has 4 action streams: Research, Treatment, Training and Knowledge.
>Research: The scope of mental health concerns among public safety personnel (PSP) cannot be fully understood without research. Research also provides a base of evidence for effective treatment and training programs. Consortium teams of researchers across Canada are studying all aspects of PSP mental health. Follow the progress of this research by accessing our website:
>Training: Training for public safety personnel (PSP) may take on many forms, such as efforts to reduce stigma, increase knowledge, or minimize mental health disorders or deaths by suicide through resiliency training and early intervention programs. Training targeted at clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders to build long-term training capacity and accessibility is also an essential part of CIPSRT’s mandate.
>Knowledge: The goal of effective Knowledge Translation/Mobilization (KT/KM) is to make the users of knowledge (individual public safety personnel [PSP], leadership, and policymakers) aware of research findings so that those findings can be used to facilitate change. KT/KM bridges the gap between research and practice, moving from knowledge into action. At CIPSRT, our goal is to improve the lifetime well-being of PSP, their leadership, and their families.
>Treatment: Effective treatment options are essential to improving the mental health of public safety personnel (PSP). CIPSRT provides leadership in developing, evaluating, optimizing, and implementing accessible, secure, and innovative evidence-based interventions.

Research methodologies
National conferences, Consortium
Health methodologies
Road to Mental Readiness
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>CIPSRT, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), has established a consortium to fund and mobilize research for PSP groups and organizations. CIPSRT’s mandate also includes establishing and maintaining a network of researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and students working in the field of PSP mental health research. By bringing together the best minds in the field and promoting the development of new experts, CIPSRT can help expand the research on PSP mental health.
>CIPSRT is currently leading a national plan to bring the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) training program to PSP sectors across Canada. The current program includes Train the trainer and Master Trainer courses that will allow trained PSP to offer the basic R2MR training to other PSP.
>KT/KM at CIPSRT will advance our goal by creating and sharing information, resources, tools, policies, and products, and implementing supports based on evidence-informed best practices. CIPSRT will bring the research conducted in the field of PSP mental health to the audiences best placed to move that knowledge into action.
>As part of the Government of Canada’s National Action Plan on Posttraumatic Stress Injuries, PSPNET is offering and evaluating Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy, also known as ICBT, specifically tailored for current and former Public Safety Personnel (PSP), including border security agents, correctional workers, call centre operators/dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, and police. Our ICBT program is 8 weeks long and offered with optional weekly therapist support. Support can be extended up to 16 weeks. The courses are designed to improve depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress injuries. PSPNET is based at the University of Regina as part of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) and led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos, one of Canada’s leading scholars on ICBT.

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Saskatchewan (SK)
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>Metrics, social media stats, view stats.
>PSPNET is continuously improving ICBT by reviewing feedback from PSP who seek our services.
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