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.
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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
Envisioning inclusive, purposeful, and connected communities, Volunteering Gold Coast (VGC) are now a proud partner of Fortem Australia’s new Transition and Employment Program. Fortem will be working one-on-one with first
The COVID-19 pandemic risks having a deep and lasting impact on Australia’s first responder community. New research highlighting alarming rates of anxiety, depression and burnout potentially leaves Australia with a
Do you know what an empathy monster is? Have you ever heard of meditation glitter jars? A group of Fortem kids got to find out and make their own when
The wick has been lit on the Tokyo Olympics! Perhaps a welcome distraction and a shift of focus as we continue to rise the challenges of the last two years
Ten Pin Bowling is always such a family-friendly fun activity, and our first responder families thoroughly enjoyed spending time together trying to get a strike when Fortem Australia hosted a