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Special wellness app launching for Lethbridge Police Service employees

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The Lethbridge Police Service is launching a high-tech tool aimed at supporting employee mental health and well-being.

Earlier this year, the LPS committed to providing both sworn and non-sworn members of the police service with a mobile wellness option.

This special app is a first of its kind for a police force in Canada and will extend the benefit to both spouses and retired members as well.

The Lethbridge Police Wellness App will provide access to therapists and peer support offering in-hand, on-demand access to numerous topics 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Dr. David Black, the CEO of Cordico, the company which operates the technology, says no one should ever feel blocked from accessing help at times of need due to their schedule or location.

The new LPS app will contain more than 40 modules on topics such as: alcohol; depression; emotional health; family support; financial fitness; mindfulness; psychological first aid; sleep optimization; and stress management.

The app will launch within the next few months.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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