First responders

NARROWER TERMS
Strategy

The country ambulance strategy

This strategy document outlines the necessary foundations for volunteers and paramedic staff in country Western Australia to continue to provide high-quality ambulance services.
Fact sheet

The paramedic workforce in rural, regional & remote Australia

Data on the paramedic workforce for this fact sheet has been taken from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Paramedicine Board statistics, while the jurisdictional ambulance services data has been derived from the Report on Government Services (ROGS).
Report

Beyond the emergency: a national study of ambulance responses to men’s mental health

This research identified that acute male mental health presentations to ambulance services are both frequent and complex, with paramedics feeling that they are poorly equipped to respond effectively.
Report

The people behind 000: mental health of our first responders

This report outlines findings from the 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 in Australia.
Report

Answering the call

This 'Answering the call’ detailed report was developed as part of Beyond Blue’s national mental health and wellbeing study of police and emergency services.
Report

Answering the call: national survey

This report into the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services reflects the voices and experiences of 21,014 serving and former employees and volunteers from police, fire, ambulance and state emergency services agencies. The response rate signals that mental health and wellbeing are...
Report

When helping hurts: PTSD in first responders

This is the report of a day-long roundtable exploring better ways of preventing the debilitating mental consequences of traumatic stress and improving mental health outcomes for front-line first responder personnel.