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First Responders Support Hub
Information, Resources and links not only for the Australian Military Veterans and their families but also including Australia's;
Fire and Emergency Services
State Emergency Service
Surf life saving
Volunteer Marine Rescue
This page is still in development and updating with new information and links
Due to the nature of first responder work, staff can at times be exposed to potentially traumatic incidents. NSW Ambulance provides a diverse range of staff support services to assist in the natural recovery process.
Connects Veterans and First Responders to their communities through physical fitness, social activities, and purposeful volunteering.
Defence Holidays NQ works with a number of tour and accommodation providers around Australia to provide discounts to the following affiliations: Defence Force Personnel and their families, Former Serving members, Veterans, War Widows, Police & Emergency Services, Correction Officers and Defence Contracted Personnel, Defence Public Servants and International Allies.
FIRST RESPONDERS, VETERANS ACCOMMODATION AND ADVENTURES ULVERSTONE – TASMANIA
Delivers programs to help in the transition, personal development or wellness initiatives. operating three homes, and an off-grid adventure property, a farm and a community hub. Located in the town of Ulverstone, on the North-West Coast of Tasmania.
Emergency Services Health is a not-for-profit private health insurance fund. Private Health for people that work, volunteer, or ex-serving for an Australian emergency service. Also for close relations.
Eligible sectors include: Fire Response & Recovery Sector, Ambulance & Medical Response & Recovery Sector, Water Response & Recovery Sector and State Emergency Response & Recovery Sector
ESF is a not for profit organisation which brings together Victoria’s emergency management agencies to protect mental health and wellbeing First Responders.
Police Veterans Victoria (PVV) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports police veterans and their families
Flinders University has developed PEREI that delivers targeted wellbeing and resilience programs aimed to prevent the onset of mental health conditions linked to trauma exposure and stress at work.
St John of God mental health services treat a wide range of mental health illnesses or conditions. Led by allied health professionals, mental health is focused on rehabilitation services to help with development and a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem
To support the members of the Australian First Responders, Defence Force, Veterans and their families in financial crisis, homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Assistance Dogs for Veterans, First Responders and support for their Families
Young Diggers provides support services and programs to support serving and ex-serving personnel of the Australian Defence Force and First Responders, their dependents and direct family members.
The Good practice framework for mental health and wellbeing in first responder organisations was developed as part of the beyondblue First Responders Program.
Booklet by Lived Experience Australia and Military and Emergency Services Health Australia
Supporting your veteran or emergency services first responder in help-seeking for mental health concerns: a guide for families