Funding Announcement: Fortem Australia

Fortem Funding Announcement.  Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP with r
L-R: Police Federation Australia CEO Scott Weber; AFP Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan; Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP; Australian Border Force Deputy Commissioner Justine Saunders; Fortem Co-Founder and Managing Director John Bale

Mr Dutton today launched a new organisation Fortem Australia. It has been formed by the co-founders of Soldier On John Bale and Dr Danielle Clout to do for law enforcement and emergency service workers what Soldier On has done for defence personnel.

Fortem will be a specialised, community-based organisation focussed on the health and wellbeing of frontline workers who deal with confronting situations in their daily work-life.

“Police, fire and ambulance officers, paramedics and volunteers in organisations like the SES that have to deal firsthand with the accidents, crime and crisis incidents on a daily basis. It can take a toll,” Mr Dutton said.

“They are there 24/7 working to help and keep us as individuals and a community safe. We rely on them.

“We must do all we can to help them in their jobs, and importantly, to lead happy and healthy lives.”

Media Release: https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/peterdutton/Pages/Mental-Health-support-for-police-and-emergency-services.aspx