NEW in Fortem’s Resource Library: Identity and Career Transition

Fortem’s latest resource for first responders is a practical guide for those who are undertaking a career transition.

Identity is our sense of who we are, our place in the world, and how we believe we are valued in our communities. For many of us, our careers play a role in how we see ourselves. For first responders in particular, the work is not just a job; it’s a calling.

The uniform is a powerful symbol of identity and many first responders can feel naked without it.

When changing roles, it’s important to acknowledge the losses and give yourself time to grieve and process them. It’s important during this time to give yourself a chance to work out how to be in the world without the container of the uniform or the first responder role.

The Identity and Career Transition resource supports you through that process.

All the resources within Fortem’s Resource Library have been developed by experts in first responder mental health and wellbeing.

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