We are excited to announce the launch of our new mental fitness program, Peak Fortem.
Peak Fortem is a digital toolkit that provides practical strategies for building mental fitness.
“We all need to work on our mental fitness, just as we need to maintain our physical fitness,” says Graham Ashton, Board Chair at Fortem Australia and Former Chief Commissioner at Victoria Police.
“Peak Fortem is an important addition to the mental health services provided for first responders. I am confident that it will become a greatly used tool for many first responders – and importantly, their family members – to help you learn strategies to maintain your wellbeing and performance, both in your personal life and at work.”
Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud MP, says, “Our first responders have been front and centre supporting and caring for our community through bushfires, storms, floods and now COVID. I’m pleased to join Fortem Australia to launch Peak Fortem, a mental health literacy program supported by a grant program for Emergency Service Workers trauma care by the Department of Home Affairs.”
This Grant Program for Emergency Services Worker trauma Care, including PTSD support services, is supported with funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.
The Peak Fortem tools are underpinned by well-researched and well-established psychological models, and have been developed for first responders and families in conjunction with a leading UK mental fitness provider.
The website consists of a series of videos and resources that help participants check in with themselves, challenge their thoughts and behaviours, and make healthy changes.
Peak Fortem is a free, online mental fitness toolkit for all first responders and their families. Find out more here.