Who we are
Fortem Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the mental fitness and wellbeing of first responder families.
Every day, more than 300,000 first responders keep our communities safe. They are backed up by their families: partners, children and parents. All of them hold vital and challenging roles.
We help them to be well, and stay well, through mental fitness and wellbeing activities and support services.
One in two emergency responders will be deeply impacted by trauma.
One in three emergency responders experience high levels of psychological distress. (That's more than double the rate of the general adult population in Australia.)
Long-term emergency responders are six times more likely to experience PTSD.
Fortem Australia connects with first responder communities to have a positive impact on their overall wellbeing.
- We support first responder families to improve and protect their mental fitness
- We connect families together to strengthen family bonds
- We activate community and individual awareness and education
- We collaborate with organisations to foster a collective effort to improve wellbeing