Investigating the Mental Health and Well-being of Communicators, the Barriers to Seeking Help, and the Advantages of Peer Support
Date & Time
Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Stephen Czarnuch Emily Howe Nadine Leduc

Presenters: Emily Howe, Stephen Czarnuch, & Nadine Leduc

This session focuses on research looking at the prevalence of disorders in Canadian communicators, including post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and alcohol use. Barriers to help-seeking behaviors will be identified, including obstacles to access, consequences associated with seeking help, and the influence of stigma and culture. The presenters will conclude by highlighting PeerOnCall, a free peer support platform designed specifically for public safety communicators and other public safety personnel.


Location Name
Glen 205
Full Address
Calgary Telus Convention Centre
136 8 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2P 0K6
Session Type