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.

How to talk to kids about the news

As parents, we want to protect our kids from anything that might cause them worry. However, for kids living through a pandemic, or who have a first responder parent, this ideal isn’t always possible.   The next

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Batemans Bay Family Weekend

Last weekend Fortem hosted seven emergency service families for a South Coast mini getaway – a perfect way to carve out some much-needed family time after the busy-ness of the

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Thank a First Responder Day

After watching 17 million hectares of Australia burn in recent bushfires, quickly followed by cyclones, floods, wild storms and COVID-19, Fortem Australia wanted to recognise the work our First Responders

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