We specialize in evidence-informed positive mental health programming.

Our unique approach supports families dealing with the psychological injuries associated with secondary effects of trauma.

We work with organizations across the spectrum, including schools, corrections services, military and first responder organizations. 

We help Public Safety Personnel across Canada — peace officers, first responders, Veterans — understand the secondary effects of operational and organisational stress on their mental health. 

We take the same hands-on approach to providing school-based psycho-educational programming to young adults, empowering them to take control of their mental health.

Heads Up! Student Mental Health Program

A PD Day program for students in your school from the creators of Nationally successful Warrior Kids Programs.

Heads Up! Student Mental Health Tool Kit

The Power of Positive Thinking – Inner Coach vs Inner Critic Toolkit.

Toolkit Includes: Youth Friendly Canvas Bag with Inner Coach vs Inner Critic Flash Cards, Positive Affirmation Rocks Activity material (rocks and metallic marker)

Transforming Minds

A Handbook for Engaging Mental Health in the Classroom. This guide combines the best of the mental health literacy information and building our social-emotional learning together in small manageable lessons so that young people can walk away feeling empowered to look after their mental health.


Dr. Helena Hawryluk

For over 15 years, Dr. Hawryluk has worked with families of the Canadian Armed Forces and Public Safety Personnel impacted by the effects of secondary trauma related to operational stress injuries. Her research focus is on innovative approaches to cultivating resilience in youth living in first-responder families and parenting strategies for families impacted by operational stress injuries.

Jerris Popik

Working alongside first responder and military members and their families Jerris is driven to bring tailored, high quality mental health resources and programs uniquely designed for each community’s needs. She is a Registered Social Worker and Co-Founder of Families First: Support for Occupational Stress Inc., and Co-Creator of the successful evidence-informed Heads Up! School Mental Health Program.