Our mission is to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the people who keep our communities safe.

Who we are

Fortem Australia is a not-for-profit independent organisation that has been established to improve the health and wellbeing of those who safeguard our nation’s security, investigate and prevent crime and operate at the front-line of Australia’s disaster, accident and emergency responses.
Fortem Australia will initially support the national security and law enforcement communities of Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney as part of a two year pilot program funded by the Commonwealth Government as part of the package of mental health initiatives and support services for police and security personnel.  Services will be rolled out to Australia’s emergency service and first-responder communities as funding permits.
Fortem will adopt a phased approach to expand its services in a sustainable and scalable manner, ensuring the longevity of the program and its ability to provide effective support.


Fortem Australia will connect with the national security and emergency response communities to have a positive impact on their overall wellbeing.

  • We connect people to a wider support network to improve wellbeing factors;
  • We connect families together to strengthen family bonds;
  • We connect communities together to enable awareness, education and support; and
  • We connect organisations together to foster a collective effort around wellbeing.
Fortem will provide evidence-based, comprehensive and integrated wellbeing support designed to complement programs already in place.

“Every day, our national security and first responder community put themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life and keep our communities safe. Now is the time for us to step up and support those who keep us safe.”

Need Help Now?

Crisis Support

In the event of an emergency – please phone 000
If you, or someone you know need immediate help, please contact one of the following crisis lines:
BEYOND BLUE can be contacted for support any time of the day or night and provide one-on-one chats with trained mental health professionals. Their number is 1300 22 4636.
LIFELINE provides crisis support and suicide prevention services and is contactable on 13 11 14.