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News & Headlines

February 18, 2019

Media Release – Too Many Suicides, Too Much Mental Illness

Police all around Australia are devastated every time one of their fellow officers takes his or her own life. The tragic and unnecessary deaths of three police officers in just two weeks show that holding the thin blue line comes at a very significant cost, according to Police Federation of Australia president Mark Carroll, APM.  Click here to view or …

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February 15, 2019

Senate Inquiry Into the role of Commonwealth, state and territory Governments in addressing the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers

On 27 March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the  role  of  Commonwealth,  state  and  territory  Governments  in  addressing  the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2018.  On 18 October 2018, the Senate granted an extension of time …

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November 29, 2018

Results from mental health and well-being of police and emergency services survey released.

Beyond Blue has released their ground-breaking research into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel, which has included input from 33 agencies in every state and territory. More than 21,000 police, fire, ambulance and SES employees, volunteers and retired and former personnel took part in the 25-minute ‘Answering the call’ survey. The survey found: One in …

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