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The Australian Government is developing the first mental health national action plan (National Action Plan) for emergency services workers. The aim of the National Action Plan is to lower the rates of suicide and improve mental health outcomes among Australia’s current and former emergency services workers including volunteers.

As part of developing the plan, input is required from current and past emergency services workers as well as their family members.

The SOS community has specifically been designed to be a place emergency services workers and their family members to share thoughts, feelings and experiences about the impact of emergency services work on their wellbeing in a way that is anonymous* and voluntary.

We want to hear from you to better understand how we can better support emergency services workers’ mental health, today, tomorrow and in the future.