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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.
Fortem’s new Transition & Employment Program to build opportunities for national security and law enforcement community.
Fortem Australia’s support for national security and law enforcement personnel deepens today with the launch of our Transition & Employment Program. “Our team will work one on one with national
Fortem’s network of Community Engagement Coordinators add real grunt to the engine that drives our work. Many, like Felicity Grice and Gen Lindsay come to the role with lived experience
I am so excited and proud to be part of the team working on the Beyond Duty summit and I am grateful for the silver lining COVID delivers. What was
“I need to be at the top of my game to be able to help and lead my team” – Danielle Brice, Eurobodalla RFS.
On the eve of one of the biggest days in our Black Summer, Rural Fire Service (RFS) Captain Danielle Brice wrote to her team, “Tomorrow will be a challenging day.”
Grant Edwards is worried about his friends in Afghanistan. He remains in contact with the people he worked with, especially so this week as the country crumbles following the withdrawal
Even if you’re not noticing yet, we’re all stewing in stress hormones. “Being the excellent citizens we are, we’re all keeping a close eye on COVID updates and the news,
‘Beyond Duty’ online summit to inspire broad approach to first responder mental health and wellbeing. Register now!
Fortem Australia is hosting a one-day online summit for leaders, staff, volunteers, families and communities connected to first responder and national security agencies. This FREE summit will take place over three sessions on Thursday, 2 September 2021
Port Macquarie’s Ian Bagster has been helping people all his life. His ongoing service to the community is central to his wellbeing, but he is also mindful of the toll this work can take.
Community awareness around the mental health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on the first responder community is growing. The release of new research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has