Resilience in times of stress and uncertainty

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Resilience in times of stress and uncertainty: Learning from the experiences of public safety personnel

Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton
Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton

How can public safety personnel achieve and maintain wellness amidst the stress and uncertainty often associated with their jobs?

What does research tell us about how the mind reacts to uncertainty and what coping skills can help?

What can all individuals learn from public safety personnel wellness strategies while dealing with the heightened stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Public safety personnel regularly engage with extremely uncertain, diverse, and potentially threatening situations. Maintaining mental health when facing such challenges takes dedicated effort, coping skills and support.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton, the winner of the 2020 Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research and a leading expert on the human response to trauma and the development of posttraumatic stress injuries.

Dr. Carleton has learned from and collaborated with hundreds of public safety personnel to develop an innovative research program that explores the mental health impacts of public safety work. He will share insights from his work and join a panel of experts to discuss the coping skills and solutions that work for public safety personnel and share learnings that can help anyone going through a difficult experience (like a pandemic).

Featured Guest

Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton
Professor of psychology at the University of Regina, founding scientific director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), and recipient of The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

Laurence Wall
Laurence Wall


Laurence Wall
News presenter, CBC Radio One in Ottawa


Dr. Patrick Smith
CEO of the Centre of Excellence on PTSD and Related Mental Health Conditions

Lorraine Downey
Co-ordinator of the Ottawa Paramedic Peer Support Group

Date and Time

Thursday, December 3, 2020 
Noon to 1pm EST (11 am to noon CST)


Zoom Webinar – registration is required - REGISTER HERE - after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar..

Contact information

For information, please contact Sue Walton

Royal-Mach Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research