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ProCHRT Toolbox

Health and Wellness Resources

Public safety telecommunicators are devoted to assisting others every day, whether it be to help guide them through personal crisis, deal with life threatening situations, answer questions or assure them help is available. It is essential that telecommunicators take good care of themselves so they are able to better handle challenges and mitigate the impact of shift work and stress. Studies show there may be negative health effects from shift work, stress, lack of exercise or poor eating habits. The resources in this section of the ProCHRT Toolbox are designed to help individuals recognize signs of possible trouble, and to be proactive about building positive habits and striving for good mental and physical health. These resources may be adopted by an individual, or used to motivate a shift or agency to challenge themselves to work toward optimum health as a group.

Columns by Dani-Jean Stuart 

Diet and Exercise

Night Shift

General Health

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Recognizing and Mitigating Stress

Specific to Telecommunicators