Other High Stress Professions

What will my success look like?

  • Healthier culture reinforced by a sense of trust and support among members at every level, from volunteers to members to staff executives
  • Yield a higher retention ratio
  • Decrease your absenteeism and presenteeism rate due to mental stressors
  • Inspire higher productivity and a better sense of purpose

Managers, HR personnel, unions, and wellness coordinators have the best of intentions when it comes to supporting their staff and unionized teams, but aren’t sure where to begin implementing a workplace wellness program, or if their current efforts are doing the job. 

The First Response App and Program provides front-line staff with a secure place to request contact from a peer support worker, and allows wellness coordinators to ensure the needs of their members are managed and cared for.


Each week in Canada, half a million employees are absent from work due to a mental health problem or illness, which is more than a $51-billion annual cost to the economy.


Mental health concerns have been reported across 72% of entrepreneurs, compared to 7% of the general public.

Neglect Self-Care

Entrepreneurs are prone to mental illness because they are more likely to neglect self-care. They often have poor diets, seldom get enough sleep, and don’t exercise regularly.


Roughly 30% of startups fail due to the emotional state of their founders. 

Proactive Peer Management Tool

Evidence Based Self-Assessment Tools

Custom iOS and Android app


Collaborative Resource Sharing

Measures: Live, Monthly, Quarterly

Commit to Connect

Give First Responders the support they need.

What Leaders are Saying

We’ve been searching for a program that would help us more easily connect our firefighters to their peer support teams, both internally and across our partner agencies. There is nothing we have found that provides the features and value that PeerConnect offers, and we are excited about the possibilities this app has opened for us in offering more support to our membership and communities.

Kristen Weppler
Peer Support and Wellness Coordinator
Ontario-based Fire Service

PeerConnect is the only program I have seen that will increase access to care and reduce the time and resources spent coordinating our Peer Support teams.

Dr. Heather Rose-Carlson

Clinical Psychologist
Police Department Peer Support Director

As a clinical researcher and trainer in the mental health space, I appreciate the importance and sustainability of First Response Mental Health's program. Organizations who use the system and participate in the training will see an increase in helpful interactions and communication among their team members, leading to healthier and more supportive workplaces.

Jo-Ann Vis
Professor of Social Work
Lakehead University

First Response Mental Health has developed a revolutionary solution to helping improve employee mental health. Any organization with more than a handful of people should consider PeerConnect for improving company culture.

Brian Dunn Phd.
Oxford University

PeerConnect not only helps our school system, but our entire community of family members and support staff. We’re excited to be implementing this product at Matawa.

Brad Battiston
Matawa First Nations Learning Centre



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FRMH does not provide crisis support. If you need immediate assistance please consider these providers in Canada or USA.

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