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Helping veterans, first responders with PTSD

February 12, 2020

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


Serving Those who Serve & Protect

December 9, 2019

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


Meet the service dogs who will help vets and first responders

December 9, 2019

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).


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

November 26, 2019

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.


City of St. Catharines Council Meeting - Labyrinth Project

October 21, 2019

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


Valhalla Project Niagara offers proactive solution to first-responder PTSD

October 8, 2019

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.


Exploring the Healing Paths of a Labyrinth

September 24, 2019

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.