WELCOME TO THE
CANADIAN CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS
Cpl. Deepak PRASAD is a thirteen-year veteran with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the first Divisional Wellness Coordinator for the RCMP Nova Scotia Division. As the Divisional Wellness Coordinator, he authored the first Divisional Integrated Wellness Strategy, which augmented the National Mental Health Strategy and provided H Division Senior Leadership with a framework on increasing resiliency and wellness for all employees. Deepak’s role also included management of the proactive peer support team, the RCMP Chaplaincy program, mental health education, wellness advisory, and divisional management of the National Early Intervention System (NEIS). Deepak’s team led one of the largest early intervention responses in the history of the RCMP in April 2020, after Canada's largest mass casualty incident.
Previous to joining the RCMP, Deepak served five years with ECOMM/911 as a Police Dispatcher/Trainer/Supervisor and two years with the Canada Border Services Agency as a Border Services Officer and Immigration Minister’s Designate. He served on the Critical Incident Stress Management team for both organizations.
Deepak has studied first responder wellness and emergency management at various institutes such as the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, Laurier University, and is currently a doctoral student at London Metropolitan University.
Deepak holds six national and international professional designations such as a Certified Trauma Services Specialists and Certified Trauma Responder with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, he holds board certification in acute stress management and emergency crisis response from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and certification in critical incident stress management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is a certified peer supporter with Peer Support Canada. He is currently a committee member of the WCB Nova Scotia's First Responder Mental Health Committee.