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Helping veterans, first responders with PTSD

Volunteers trained seven golden retrievers for the Valhalla Project Niagara that will help veterans and first responders deal with the post-traumatic stress disorder.

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February 12, 2020

Serving Those Who
Serve & Protect

Valhalla Project Niagara set to help first responders/military vets with PTSD.

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December 9, 2019

Meet the service dogs who will help vets and first responders

Peel police Sgt. Graham Bettes and St. Catharine’s firefighter Shawn Bennett have started a unique treatment program for first responders who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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December 9, 2019

Veterans' Jiu-Jitsu builds confidence and sense of community for oath-takers with PTSD

For a person grappling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it can help to have an opponent. That’s been the experience of Graham Bettes, a veteran and 29-year member of the Peel Regional Police who now runs a jiu-jitsu program in Niagara for veterans, first responders and any other oath-taker, like himself, who is dealing with PTSD.

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November 26, 2019

City of St. Catharines Council Meeting - Labyrinth Project

General Committee Agenda Item 3.1 - Labyrinth Project - Delegation: Shawn Bennett and Graham Bettes, Directors, The Valhalla Project Niagara at 21:18

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October 21, 2019

Valhalla Project Niagara offers proactive solution to first-responder PTSD

A new project is launching in Niagara, to treat, educate and advocate for first responders and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Niagara Regional Police Services Const. Phil Sheldon announced on Oct. 5 that Valhalla Project Niagara will launch in March 2020.

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October 8, 2019

Exploring the Healing Paths of a Labyrinth

Labyrinth’s are becoming integral parts of therapy for people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.A motion has been put forward by St. Catharines council to have a labyrinth in Jaycee Park that would be dedicated to service dogs.

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September 24, 2019