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.
Pre-COVID, Saturday, 11 September would have seen 600 Firefighters and other emergency service personnel stepping up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide, by climbing the 28 floors of Crown Metropol
The partners of first responders experience many challenges. One of those is how to build your own career amid the demands of your first responder partner’s role. At Fortem’s summit,
Fortem’s new Transition & Employment Program represents a significant deepening of our work and commitment to the first responder community and our relationships with the businesses sector. Our ambition is
Fortem’s Beyond Duty Summit this week was a milestone in the community’s understanding of the impacts that exposure to high stress work and potentially traumatic events can have on first
The mental health and wellbeing of our first responder community will take centre stage this week, with over 500 people putting time aside to engage in a dynamic, free online
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,