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PPE For Your Mind is a 4-part series available in video, ebook, or audio book formats and is intended to help frontline workers and first responders improve their mental health developed by the TEMA Foundation

The TEMA Foundation develops evidence-based and informed educational curriculum in mental health and wellness for first responders including public safety personnel, frontline workers, health care professionals, caregivers and providers - and the important people in their lives.

The PPE For Your Mind audio resources were developed by Professor Colleen Kamps, MA CYC and Howard Conter, MD in collaboration with other accredited health care professionals and first responders associated with The Tema Foundation.

  1. Part 1 is titled 'Knowing When You’re Not Okay', where listeners can learn how to identify, face, and embrace their feelings and fears. It will also discuss ‘healing through meaning’ and how to get back to the reason they began helping people in the first place.
  2. Part 2 delivers practical advice for healthier mental health 'Strategies & Tools to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Stress'. This module examines practical approaches listeners can do to make a positive difference in both their work and home lives.
  3. Part 3 covers 'The Tema Model of Support for Family & Peers', where listeners can learn how to nurture their mental health by helping others do the same. 
  4. Part 4 builds on the helpful lessons learned about the bonds shared with others, and is titled 'Caring for Important People in Your Life'. This session takes a deeper dive into how close relationships often see and feel the signs of our struggles earlier and feel them with greater impact.

PPE For Your Mind was developed to help frontline workers and first responders to nurture healthier mental health practices as they continue to fight for the benefit of all during public health emergencies.

Training, education and capacity building
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Primary care
Specialist care
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
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