Essential Workers: Law Enforcement
Everyday but especially in these trying times, you, our law enforcement personnel, are putting your lives on the line to ensure the rest of us are safe. But, unfortunately, your hard work comes with a price: trauma, burnout and mental strain.
Get the Support You Need
That’s why we are offering free peer support groups for those in law enforcement. You’ll feel support from your fellow peers and your assigned mental health moderator.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation and our sponsor, The Heartwood House, we’re able to give back to you, our police, service officers, inspectors, agents and all those under the umbrella of "law enforcement" in Ottawa, and the surrounding areas. It's the least we can do for what you always do for us.
Monday July 19th 2021 at 2pm ET
Monday August 9th 2021 at 2pm ET
Monday August 30th at 2pm ET
Moderator: Suramya Agrawal
Suramya has 5 years of experience working as a Psychologist.
She's worked as an intern in institutes like Lady Hardinge Medical College,
New Delhi and Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi.
FAQs About Our Free Peer Support Groups
Q: Are your peer support groups really free?
A: Yup! There are ZERO hidden costs to participating in our peer support groups. With that said, at the end of your session, you may be prompted with a “payment option”. But that is simply a suggestion, not a requirement!
The quality of peer support you receive is NOT based on whether or not you give to our organization after your sessions are over. You are more than welcome to participate for FREE as much as you like, we’ll be here for you!
Q: Who are the moderators? Do they have actual mental health professional credentials?
A: Absolutely. Our team of moderators includes mental health professionals from a variety of backgrounds. You can read more about our moderators here.
Q: Do I have to use my camera during the peer support groups?
A: NOPE. That’s 100% optional!
Q: What if there isn’t a good time available for the peer support group I’m interested in?
A: Although we try to ensure there are convenient times for everyone, the peer support group you’d like to participate in might not work with your schedule. If that’s the case, just email email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do for you!
Q: This seems too good to be true. Why would you give away free mental health services?
A: We understand your skepticism, we do! But it’s true! To find out how and why Pay What You Can Peer Support began, take a look at its origin story here.