You’re the first responders. The frontline heroes. The ones who risk their lives to save others.
You face stress, trauma and crisis on a regular basis – and when it comes to your mental health, it can be hard to put yourself first.
You deserve access to systems of support designed to treat and support your mental health and wellbeing.
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
WHEN YOU’RE WORKING IN THE FRONT LINE, WE UNDERSTAND ‘JUST SWITCHING OFF’ IS NOT AN OPTION
First responders are at high risk of developing mental health conditions linked to stress and traumatic events.
The Frontline Mental Health Conference is designed for Australia & New Zealand’s first responders, veterans, defence force personnel, NGO workers and volunteers.
Discover research, insight and treatment techniques from mental health experts, meet with fellow industry workers and unite to break the stigma of mental health for those working on the front line.
MAJOR SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of Townsville
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d), Former Chief of the Australian Defence Force
Mr James Maskey, National Engagement Manager, Police and Emergency Services Program, Beyond Blue
Mr Allan Sparks CV, OAM,VA, Former NSW Deputy Mental Health Commissioner
Dr Madeline Romaniuk, Leader Veteran Mental Health, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation
Mr Andrew Coghlan, National Manager, Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross
Dr Jacqueline Drew, Senior Lecturer and Program Director (CCJ/IT), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
Mr Wally Mitchell, Canterbury District Operations Manager, St John Ambulance NZ
Mr Kevin Humphreys, Training and Checking Pilot, Queensland Government Air
Mr Matt Newlands, Inspirational speaker and mental health advocate for first responders and emergency services
In less than 5 minutes you’ll be closer to the knowledge and insight you need
Too much to see? Relax, you’ll receive all presentation notes and audio recordings
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Leave with tailored strategies tools and tips to improve your mental health while saving the lives of others.
CREATE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE
With greater knowledge, insight and network connections, the work you do can change the lives of thousands of Australians at risk of mental and physical abuse.
IT’S TIME TO PUT YOURSELF FIRST
Find out how to seek help, manage your mental health and support colleagues in need.
By breaking the stigma in seeking help, you can create great change for yourself
and your fellow frontline workers.
Each day in Australia, our police and emergency service personnel – paid and volunteer – answer the call and put themselves on the line to protect and help us.
Physically, mentally and emotionally, their jobs demand so much… Many have retired too early from the jobs they loved.