Syd Gravel is interviewed about his experiences and work in peer support services. Syd works in Canada, as a trainer and advisor on peer support programs. He is a 31 year veteran and former Staff Sergeant of the Ottawa Police Service and one of the founding fathers of Robin’s Blue Circle, a post-shooting trauma team that assists officers work their way through the trauma of death or near-death work related incidents. He has lived experience of PTSD arising from his work. He has a number of publications to his credit about surviving PTSD and peer support. Syd is highly respected by his colleagues and the AFRF enjoys the support of Syd through collaboration and advice on the development of our own programs.
We hope you find the interview of Syd by Marie McLeod interesting and thought-provoking.