Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund provides CCRC a $20,000 grant to expand Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy for trauma survivors

Peterborough, ON – The Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC) is pleased to receive a $20,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to provide therapy for trauma survivors.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a type of therapy that is used to help people cope with a variety of psychological issues, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma related symptoms. Developed in the late 1980’s, EMDR has been used effectively to help those impacted by distressing symptoms of PTSD.

“CCRC sees a lot of clients presenting with symptoms of PTSD, many of whom have no other option for professional counselling services.  Support from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund allows us to see these clients sooner, getting them the help they need quickly,” said Kirsten Armbrust, Executive Director of CCRC.

“Bell Let’s Talk is pleased to provide a $20,000 Community Fund grant to CCRC to support people in Peterborough suffering from trauma. The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund supports organizations that are working to create positive change to improve access to mental health care, supports and services for more Canadians in communities around the country,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk.

Funding from this grant has allowed the CCRC to reallocate our EMDR trained counsellors to those who would most benefit from EMDR treatment.

Bell Let’s Talk promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research and workplace leadership initiatives throughout the country. To learn more, please visit

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