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 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.


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
Fortem provides evidence-based, comprehensive and integrated wellbeing support designed to complement the 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.