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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.
Being an active, informed and effective support First responders are often exposed to potentially traumatic incidences and show immense resilience in the face of stress. Families of first responders travel
Fortem Australia recently hosted a Coffee Tasting Appreciation Workshop in the Shoalhaven area, as a great way for our first responder families to connect with a family member or someone
Fortem Australia hosted our very first The Little Adventurer activity. The Little Adventurers is a program for children aged between 0 to 6 years old – similar to a playgroup,
First responder families met at Cuttagee Rivermouth for a very special picnic – the Fortem Portrait Picnic! The weather was absolutely stunning, and perfect for portraits, with the right amount
It was the kids turn to take over the kitchen with some very special school holiday cooking classes. Our second ‘Family Bake Off’ was a great success – with mini
It was the kids turn to take over the kitchen with some very special school holiday cooking classes in Bega Valley. Our first ‘Family Bake Off’ was a great success
First responder families from Port Macquarie recently had an incredible experience on a Family Yoga Retreat Weekend in Forster. It was an excellent opportunity to explore the Five Ways to
On a beautiful autumn day, Fortem brought together a group of first responders and their families to participate in another wellness workshop held at the beautiful Lanyon Homestead in Tharwa.
First responder families recently had an amazing opportunity to head out to sea for a wellbeing activity, when they experienced a Reef Fishing charter in Eden. The activity was a
Fortem Australia recently hosted an amazing kayaking session on Kiama Harbour, which was facilitated by Lands Edge. Our first responder families came along to enjoy the morning along the lake.
In April Fortem Australia hosted the second session of monthly Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Illawarra region, with first responder families coming along to enjoy an amazing morning on
Fortem recently invited first responder from the West Gippsland area for an adventure at Healesville Sanctuary. It was a chance to enjoy a family day out, spending time together in