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Books & Guides

Emergency Services Foundation: Families Guide

Developed by the Emergency Services Foundation, Victoria, Australia, this Guide is intended to help families of emergency service workers – especially families of volunteers.

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A Guide for Families

While first responders are on the front lines responding to emergencies and other traumatic events, their loved ones play important supporting roles. Whether you are a family member, friend, …

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Summary of A Guide for Retirees

A printable, one-page summary of A Guide for Retirees to assist first responders to mentally prepare for a healthy and fulfilling retirement.

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Family Night Facilitator Guide

In recognition of the importance of family in the resilience of first responders, and for the well-being of family members themselves, first responder organizations will host family nights to …

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A Guide for Retirees

This guide offers first responders information on the potential mental health challenges that may arise, strategies to cope with these challenges, considerations for finding new purpose, and ways to …

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A Guide for Supervisors

A guide for supervisors to support mental health in first responders.

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Staying Emotionally Healthy

A guide to help you better care for your mental health.

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Supporting a friend or family member with a mental illness

A resource for families and friends of people in the recovery process from a mental illness.

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A practical guide for survivors of suicide

A guide that focuses on the practical matters that survivors need to deal with after a suicide. Includes BC resources.

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Family self-care and recovery

A resource for families of people dealing with a mental illness. The focus is on helping families to be informed caregivers, particularly around the necessity to care for themselves …

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