It’s a promising time for first responder mental health. After years of effort by public safety leaders, resources and legislation are beginning to shape the development of behavioral health support in our nation’s public safety agencies. And in many agencies, peer support programs are leading the charge.
Peer support programs require agency leadership to think carefully through logistical and legal issues, including confidentiality. First responders want reassurance that when they seek help, it won’t have repercussions on their employment status.
Download this explainer for answers to important questions around peer support and wellness program confidentiality — so you can provide your personnel with the resources they need and the confidential protection they expect.