Stories from our first responder community

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, support services and wellbeing activities. These are their stories.

Build your mental fitness with Peak Fortem

We are excited to announce the launch of our new mental fitness program, Peak Fortem. Peak Fortem is a digital toolkit that provides practical strategies for building mental fitness. “We all need to work on our mental fitness, just

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An old craft that’s made a comeback

First responder families came out to learn how to make a macrame hanging basket.  Macramé is the art of tying knots to create beautifully patterned textiles. Many believe that the word macramé comes from the

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