From the Director's Desk

I hope everyone is adjusting to the incoming winter weather. With the newsletter this month, we provide updated information on our therapist-guided and self-guided courses, mention the Uniforms to Unicorns podcast, and share a mental health tip on gratitude. 

We are delighted to announce that we are now offering the Spouse or Significant Other Wellbeing Course. This course was designed for spouses or significant others of current or former Public Safety Personnel. The course provides free education and guidance on simple techniques for managing various mental health concerns. Find more about the course below.

We are also now offering our Self-Guided PSP Wellbeing Course in French!

Thank you for your interest in our services and for taking the time to read this newsletter. Please contact us if you require any additional information or have any questions.
Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos
Director of PSPNET


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Media Spotlight

From Uniforms to Unicorns - Podcast

Join corrections officers Lauren and Sharron as they shed light on the unspoken world of corrections. Our very own Clinical Research Associates, Melissa Scheltgen and Dr. Jody Burnett have both joined the podcast on Episode 7 and 8, respectively.

Mental Health Tip

Practicing gratitude is an important tool everyone can use to increase their mental well-being. It is about not only noticing, but also taking the time to appreciate and express thanks for what you have. It is incredibly easy to focus on and spend large amounts of time thinking about what is going wrong or what you don't have. Gratitude is about taking SOME of that time and shifting gears.
Practicing gratitude regularly doesn't just allow temporary respite from negative thinking, it has also been shown to have physiological, psychological and social benefits. Such benefits include lower blood pressure, increased joy, happiness, and optimism, and experiencing less isolation. 

How can you practice gratitude? 

There are many ways to practice gratitude. One such way is to pick a time in your day when you can think about or share with others three things you are grateful for. This could be done before you go to sleep, at dinner, or first thing in the morning. 

Another way to practice gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal, where you can write about ordinary moments to be grateful for or valued aspects of your life, such as the people in it. 

It is easy to forget to practice gratitude in our busy lives. If you want to try and make a habit of practicing gratitude, start with small, doable goals. 
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Source: Dr. Melanie Badali. (n.d.). Don't worry be grateful: Why being thankful isn't just for thanksgiving day. URL:
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