Durham Region Police Service rolling out mental-health app for employees

An Ontario police service is providing its employees with a new tool to ensure good mental health.

The Durham Region Police Service’s new DRPSupport app compiles the organization’s available mental-health services and programs and will be installed on employees’ smartphones for easy access, according to a press release.

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“This new app really brings together all of the support programs and services we have made available to employees through our mental-wellness plan,” said Todd Rollauer, Durham Region’s interim police chief, in the release. “Sometimes, as police officers, we keep things to ourselves, but that just doesn’t work and we want our members to know that they’re never alone.”

The app was developed in conjunction between the police service and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and is slated to roll out for use by other frontline emergency employees following a test period.