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 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 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 and will expand into further locations 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.
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.