Police and Emergency Services Program
The Beyond Blue Police and Emergency Services Program was established to address the high rates of mental health conditions and suicide among Australian police and emergency services personnel. The Program focused on police, ambulance, fire and rescue, and state emergency services, and included current and former/retired workers, volunteers and their families.
The Program's National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services featured the world's most comprehensive national survey of police and emergency services mental health, Answering the call. It surveyed the mental health and wellbeing of more than 21,000 police and emergency services workers and volunteers.
Over the past several years, working with agencies, peak bodies in the sector and government, heartening progress has been made collectively towards ensuring improved mental health of police and emergency services personnel.
Beyond Blue has now finalised the program and have shifted our focus from a dedicated police and emergency services program to supporting sustainable, national or sector-led approaches.