Public safety personnel are exposed to operational stress every day. But the effects of operational stress don’t have to last a lifetime. BOS is about empowering public safety employees to be in charge of the effects of operational stress, versus the effects of operational stress being in charge of them. This program has been designed to serve and protect public safety personnel as they serve and protect us all.
For the first time in our history, governments and communities are coming together to acknowledge the psychological impacts of those we rely on every day to serve and protect us.
We are gaining important insights in just how public service personnel—our military, police, firefighters, paramedics and others suffer psychological effects merely by doing their jobs in service to all of us.
I have seen in my clinical practice how psychological injuries, if left unaddressed, can change the lives of our public safety personnel in profoundly negative ways. We are now better positioned to do more as a society to help these populations from suffering the effects of on-the-job psychological injuries.
Let me introduce the BOS program (Before Operational Stress). This program has been carefully designed to provide public safety personnel with theoretical, practical and experiential learning to enhance their resilience and mental health as they continue to operate within their public service positions. It is a unique program that brings together cutting-edge clinical approaches with recognized scientific expertise to support psychological health and wellness of public safety personnel over the course of their operational careers.
It is intended to empower public safety personnel to take charge of their mental health by giving them specific knowledge and techniques to do so. It is one way we are helping to serve and protect those who serve and protect us.
I have seen in my clinical practice how psychological injuries, if left unaddressed, can change the lives of our public service personnel in profoundly negative ways.
Dr. Megan McElheran
CEO & Chief Clinician
WGM Psychological Services Ltd.
30, 999, 8th St SW Calgary, Alberta
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