Who We Support
Fortem is currently running a pilot program in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne for current- serving national security and law enforcement personnel. This pilot is funded by the Commonwealth Government as part of the package of mental health initiatives and support services for police and security personnel.
Fortem will also support the families of national security and law enforcement personnel in these locations as we believe that family support is key to good mental wellbeing for both the family unit and the serving individual. Family activities will be funded by community and corporate support.
Over the coming months and years, Fortem will extend this support to encompass first responders, emergency response personnel including volunteer SES and Rural Fire, and those who have previously served in this capacity, along with their families. We are currently raising money to run a test program with the Emergency Service Agency in the ACT.
With over 300,000 individuals currently serving their community nationally, Fortem will adopt a phased approach to expand its services in a sustainable and scalable manner, ensuring the longevity of the program and its ability to provide effective support.