The Real You Program
Report by Senior Sergeant Greg Dean
A report by Senior Sergeant Greg Dean of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (Australia) to investigate early intervention into mental illness in serving police and peer support for former police employees. The Real You program is highlighted as a successful and effective intervention, starting on p. 43 of the below report.
The Ottawa Police Service Board Report
The Ottawa Police Service Board Report's recommendations and rationale for pursuing a 5 year contract with The Real You.
CBC Radio All in a Day
An interview with Dr. Neda Amani and Constable Joe Brownrigg of the Ottawa Police (participant of The Real You program)
Malatest, Key Findings from External Review of The Real You Program
R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. was contracted to conduct the evaluation of the Real You Wellness Program on behalf of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS). This is the first formal evaluation of this program and covers the period 2011-2014. Findings showed that the Program helped the OPS reduce absenteeism, sick days and workplace conflict.
Best Health Magazine - Article
"An Innovative Prescription: This physician takes a holistic approach to patient care."
Ombudsman of Ontario, "In the Line of Duty" Report
In 2012, Andre Marin, then Ombudsman of Ontario, published the following report, "Investigation into how the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services have addressed oeprational stress injuries affecting police officers." Based on the information in the Ombudsman report, the Real You is in a strong position to fulfill the majority of its' recommendations. The below pdf provides a summary of four recommendations discussed in the report.
November 19, 2011
Tackling Police Stress with The Real You Wellness Program
The Ottawa Police Service hopes to cut absenteeism and save on long-term health-related costs with the year-long Real You Wellness Program.
Senator Vernon White - Letter of Endorsement
Letter of endorsement for The Real You Program from Senator Vernon White, former Ottawa Chief of Police.
Testimonial Video - Constable Joe Brownrigg
"It changed my life". An interview with Constable Joe Brownrigg regarding his experience with The Real You program.