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Post traumatic stress

  • When Helping Hurts: PTSD in first responders - Cover detail
    When Helping Hurts: PTSD in first responders
    Posted: June 27, 2018

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australia21 and FearLess Outreach launch Australia’s first report on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Australia’s front line emergency personnel. ‘When Helping Hurts: PTSD in First Responders’, explores more effective ways of preventing the debilitating consequences of traumatic stress, and improving mental health outcomes.

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  • AFP forensics officers on scene
    Inequality, PTSD & doctor training: a record month
    Posted: June 12, 2018

    June 2018 is shaping up to be one of Australia21’s busiest months on record! We’ll be taking a good hard look at inequality in Australia, launching a groundbreaking report on PTSD among first responders, and sharing our work on PTSD and mindfulness with doctors of the future.

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  • Australia21 - House of Reps Canberra
    5 ways our MPs can deliver better policy in 2018 instead of more politicking
    Posted: March 1, 2018

    Policy was often ignored in favour of politicking in Australia’s parliaments in 2017, so Australia21 has set out a roadmap to keep our MPs on track through 2018. We urge them to tackle issues that really matter this year, where evidence shows the nation will benefit from apolitical discussion and sensible decisions.

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  • Australia21: Cowandilla Primary School SA
    Doing a lot with very little: a high impact year of public policy projects
    Posted: December 28, 2017

    As the year comes to a close, Australia21 is proud to release our 2016-17 Annual Report. We did a lot with very little over the period, running nationally significant projects, boosting our profile and calibrating the goals that will keep us powering on through 2017-2018.

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  • Australia21: Board face-to-face meeting November 2017
    Face to face with Australia21: pot stirring and rich pictures
    Posted: December 20, 2017

    The final Australia21 Board meeting of 2017 was a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face. The time together sowed the seeds for new approaches and themes, while revealing fresh sources of energy and providing a strong foundation for the work to come in 2018.

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  • Australia21 NSW Police photo of paramedic and police officer at scene of car crash
    Post Traumatic Stress: a new way forward for first responders
    Posted: September 7, 2017

    “It shouldn’t be a career limiting move to put your hand up and ask for help.” That’s one of the early findings from the Australia21/FearLess national first responder PTSD Roundtable. Normalising Post Traumatic Stress would go a long way towards alleviating losses in personnel and efficiency.

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  • First school signs up to innovative ‘Smarter About Drugs’ strategy
    Posted: June 28, 2017

    A Melbourne school has signed up to pilot Australia21’s Smarter About Drugs Conversation Pack to engage its students in open and informed discussions about illicit drugs and the policies that guide Australia’s response to them. In other developments this month, the Making the Future Work project has been awarded $10,000 grant, there’s been a major shift on PTSD and we give you a sneak preview of our soon-to-be released Algal Farming report.

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  • Australia21 - paramedics and police stretcher patient into ambulance
    PTSD: Groundbreaking first responder collaboration aims for better prevention and treatment
    Posted: May 17, 2017

    First responders from across Australia have come together for an unprecedented Roundtable discussion, aiming to improve the prevention and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) suffered in the line of duty and at ensuring better support to those recovering from it.

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