First Responder Families Needs Assessment
The First Responder Families Needs Assessment survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. The information you provide is voluntary. By completing the questionnaire, either partially or fully, you consent to the collection and use of the information. Your responses are anonymous and no potentially identifying data (i.e., IP addresses) are collected. The Needs Assessment is hosted by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) and there is no identifying information attached to your responses whatsoever. The WECHU will generate a report on the Needs Assessment using only aggregate data. No individual survey results will be shared.
In 2018, the Windsor-Essex region was successful in acquiring a grant from the Ministry of Labour Occupation Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program – Supporting Workplace Mental Health Program. Since then, the First Responder Mental Health Coalition has been working on the following priorities:
- Priority #1 – Develop a unified and collaborative approach to building resilience, reducing stigma and promoting mental wellbeing in Windsor-Essex First Responders
- Priority #2 – The coalition will work together to develop strategies and programs to address the continuum of mental health issues known to impact First Responders and their families.
- Priority #3 – Development of a standardized and unified model for a Peer Driven, Clinician Guided Peer Support Program
Your voice is needed to help inform this initiative, particularly as it relates to Priority #2. You can help make a difference in the lives of all First Responders!
Thank you for completing the survey. Your participation will assist the Coalition in assessing your needs and preferences as family members (e.g., spouses, partners, parents, adult siblings, friends). Once the needs and preferences are identified, a strategy will be developed and rolled out.
If you are having technical difficulty with completing or submitting the Needs Assessment, you can contact the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 Ext. 1422.