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Funding Announcement: Fortem Australia

Mr Dutton today launched a new organisation Fortem Australia. It has been formed by the co-founders of Soldier On John Bale and Dr Danielle Clout to do for law enforcement and emergency service workers what Soldier On has done for defence personnel.

Fortem will be a specialised, community-based organisation focussed on the health and wellbeing of frontline workers who deal with confronting situations in their daily work-life.

Fortem Funding Announcement.  Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP with r
L-R: Police Federation Australia CEO Scott Weber; AFP Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan; Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP; Australian Border Force Deputy Commissioner Justine Saunders; Fortem Co-Founder and Managing Director John Bale

“Police, fire and ambulance officers, paramedics and volunteers in organisations like the SES that have to deal firsthand with the accidents, crime and crisis incidents on a daily basis. It can take a toll,” Mr Dutton said.

“They are there 24/7 working to help and keep us as individuals and a community safe. We rely on them.

“We must do all we can to help them in their jobs, and importantly, to lead happy and healthy lives.”

Media Release: https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/peterdutton/Pages/Mental-Health-support-for-police-and-emergency-services.aspx