Health Promotion Services marks 15 years

From left, PSP Health Promotion Services staff Joy Geizer, James Whittier, Vanessa Hocquard and Health Promotion Manager Janelle Budgell.
Photo: Ryan Melanson/Trident Staff

Health Promotion Services celebrates 15th anniversary

By Ryan Melanson,
Trident Staff

PSP Health Promotion Services recently celebrated 15 years of helping military members make informed health and lifestyle choices, and at CFB Halifax, staff invited others from around the base to drop in at their Windsor Park office, have a healthy snack, meet the team and learn a little more about what they do.

Health Promotion Manager Janelle Budgell said with some recent staff changes and other new developments, the timing lined up right to open the doors to their colleagues.

“We’re a credible source of health information, we’ve been around for 15 years and we’re not going anywhere. So we just wanted to remind people of that,” she said.

“We’ve recently undergone a rebrand, so we have a new look and feel, and we’ve also recently switched over to online registration for our programs, which has been a significant change.”

At this point, registration for programs and unit PD days is almost entirely done online, which has reduced paperwork and made it easier for individuals and unit training coordinators to access their services, she said.

Some of the group’s core programs focus on topics like stress prevention, healthy eating, addiction, family violence and mental health awareness. For more information on their programs, unit PD day briefings and workshops, email or call their office at 902-722-4956.