Privately owned Criterion Conferences has announced a $50,000 response to the Australian bushfire crisis through attendance to mental health conferences to support organisations directly affected. While there has been a widespread outpouring of support for bushfire victims and donations to assist the rebuilding of homes, infrastructure and future planning, the company identified that there has … Continue reading Criterion Conferences commits to supporting mental health of bush fire responders with $50,000 education package
“What other job requires you to be in a constant state of hyper vigilance and alertness yet at the same time be a counsellor, a social worker, a lawyer, or a prison warden. What other profession authorizes you to take a person’s liberty, or potentially use deadly force, but then mandates that you attempt to … Continue reading The Cost of Care – Must-have early intervention & prevention strategies for first responders
In a world-first study, the Black Dog Institute has revealed promising strategies for embedding psychological resilience in emergency service workers and first responders. There are over 80,000 fulltime emergency workers in Australia. By definition their roles entail highly challenging working conditions and regular exposure to traumatic incidents. Over half of emergency service responders have experienced … Continue reading Instilling resilience in our first responders
After surveying over 450 current and former police officers and their families, an independent review into the mental health provisions of Victoria Police revealed a deeply entrenched ‘suck it up’ mentality. This is but one of many reports released in the past year addressing the mental health of first responders and emergency services. The nature … Continue reading What’s next for Victoria Police: reimagining mental health support
An intensive report released by Price Waterhouse Coopers has revealed that mental health is costing Australian businesses up to $10.9 billion a year. Compensation claims continue to be one the greatest costs to most businesses, costing up to $146 billion a year, but are you aware of the hidden costs? Price Waterhouse Coopers have identified … Continue reading How much is mental health costing your organisation?