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Centre of Excellence on PTSD

About the Centre of Excellence

The Network of Networks

The Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Mental Health Conditions builds strong community networks to create the best possible supports and services for Veterans, first responders, and their families.

We bring people together, take what we all know about PTSD and mental health conditions and how to treat them, widely share that information, and ensure our collective knowledge is reflected in what we do.

Our work focuses on a cycle of knowledge, practice, and policy, built upon a foundation of collective action. Our partnerships with Veterans and their families, service providers, and researchers take a Veteran-centred approach to respect the power and wisdom of lived and living experience.

A Holistic Approach to Well-being

With a nationwide network of Veterans, families, service providers, and researchers, we promote a Veteran-centric model of well-being that situates post-traumatic mental health within a broader well-being context. We examine the full range of individual and family well-being, with elements that interact with each other. We believe all of these elements should be considered holistically in responding to needs and maximizing recovery.

How We Learn From You

The Centre of Excellence on PTSD is advised by a central committee made up of representatives from our four Reference Groups. Across Canada and the world, Veterans, families, service providers, and researchers gather as individual community groups, but they also collectively come together to tackle topics of critical importance (military sexual trauma, moral injury, etc.) through communities of practice. We are proud to be a part of, to lead, and to learn from several communities of practice, and to support the efforts of these individual community groups.

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Si le stress lié au travail, les problèmes familiaux ou d’autres enjeux ont une incidence sur votre santé mentale, le Service d’aide d’ACC peut offrir du soutien psychologique.

Composez le 1-800-268-7708 pour parler à un professionnel de la santé mentale.

If work-related stress, health concerns, family problems or other issues are affecting your mental health, the VAC Assistance Service can provide psychological support.

Call 1-800-268-7708 to talk to a mental health professional.

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