Peer Support Training

As you know, there is no substitute for being among people who are going through the same things as you are.

In response to the need for peer support. The Mood Disorders Society of Canada has developed a team of incredible people with years of lived experience, peer support and mental health professionals experienced in addressing trauma.

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Peer and Trauma Support System

(P.A.T.S.S.) Organizational Training for Peer Support Teams

With guidance and advice from the Peer and Trauma Support Systems Team, organizations can meet their needs for Trauma Support, Peer Selection, Training and Development within the workplace.

As part of the development of support systems they can also assist organizations address the building of resilience for trauma and the de-stigmatization of mental illness and also develop techniques for your management of both formal and informal peer groups.

Contact the trainers for more information and online availability:

Ottawa, ON
Sylvio (Syd) A Gravel, M.O.M.,

Sharon, ON
Brad McKay, CTSS

Walk the Talk First Responder Peer Support

Walk the Talk – First Responder Peer Support

The book everyone has been asking for. Developed by using over 55 years of experience and knowledge by two titans in the peer support and trauma management world and best-known speakers on police trauma survival. Staff Sergeant (ret’d.) Brad McKay co-founder of the York Regional Quad-Services Critical Incident and Peer Support Teams and Staff Sergeant (ret’d.) Sylvio (Syd) Gravel, M.O.M., co-founder of the Ottawa Police Service’s Robin’s Blue Circle – an informal post shooting trauma peer team in existence since 1988.