Who we are
Fortem Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Australia's law enforcement, national security and first-responder* communities. Fortem is independent of Government and works directly with current-serving individuals, and their families, to have positive impacts on overall wellbeing.
Fortem focuses on wellbeing forged through connection. We offer social connection activities designed to strengthen mental and emotional health while assisting to build protective factors. These activities are evidenced-based and are designed to complement existing programs already in place.
Fortem is currently undertaking a pilot program in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne; this pilot is funded by the Commonwealth Government as part of the package of mental health initiatives and support services for police and security personnel.
*Fortem also supports the first-responder
community in the ACT, including those who work in a volunteer capacity, thanks to generous support from the Canberra community.
Fortem will expand into further locations and support first-responders in other states as funding permits.
Fortem Australia will connect with the law enforcement, national security and first-responder 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.