OnCall: m-health approach to PTSI prevention and peer support for PSP

Funded by the Movember Foundation, this study is evaluating the implementation and impact of the OnCall and OnCallSupport apps across 6-8 diverse Public Safety Organizations in Canada.

Timeline: Oct 2021 – Dec 2023

Principal Investigator:

Sandra Moll, PhD, OT Reg, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

Advisory Team

  • Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton, PhD, Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT)
  • Dr. Simon Hatcher, PhD, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa
  • Fardous Hosseiny, MSc, President, and CEO of the Atlas Institute for Vetrans and Families
  • Dr. Vivien Lee, PhD, Founder of the Centre for Trauma Recovery & Growth; Chief Psychologist & Commander, Healthy Workplace Team, Ontario Provincial Police
  • Dr. Joy MacDermid, PhD, Epidemiologist, Western University, and the Scientific Director of FIREWELL
  • Dr. Michelle McCarron, PhD, Research Scientist, University of Regina
  • Dr. Margaret McKinnon, PhD, Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, Psychologist, Mood Disorders Program – St. Joseph’s Healthcare
  • Dave McLennan – Retired Police Officer, Founder of Boots on the Ground
  • Dr. Jill Price, PhD, Psychologist and Postdoctoral fellow at CIPSRT
  • Dr. Ed Sykes, PhD, Director of the Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) – Sheridan College
  • Jeff Sych, Psychologist and Clinical Director for the Alberta Critical Incident Prevention Network