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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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Des milliers de militaires des Forces armées canadiennes sont victimes ou témoins d’inconduite sexuelle en contexte militaire à un moment ou un autre de leur carrière. Si vous faites partie des personnes touchées par une telle situation, sachez que vous n’êtes pas seul.

Thousand of CAF members experience or witness Military Sexual Misconduct (MSM) during their career. If you are among those impacted, it is important to know that you are not alone. Here is what you need to know about #MSM and #MilitarySexualTrauma (MST): https://veteransmentalhealth.ca/documents/mst/mst-info-sheet-final-en.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3nEo6QnKY9g91xTP2I4YPVr9u3L6dsiLeVbq19MpDKkHbiRGBiySHRmig

En cette #JourneeInternationaleDeLaPaix, nous rendons hommage aux vétérans et aux militaires qui ont contribué au maintien de la paix.

Ici, des Casques bleus canadiens au Mali attendent l’atterrissage d’un hélicoptère Chinook en 2019.