The 'Bush Fire Volunteers' Team chose the Sirens of Silence because of personal experiences within the service. The nature of emergency services means workers will face life and death challenges and will witness distressing situations. An alarming number of emergency services personnel suffer with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other behavioural health issues.
As volunteers, we have access to mental health services through the local government but the demanding and stressful situations experienced can affect people differently.
The Sirens of Silence support all emergency service personnel to engage with each other in creating a culture change to remove the social stigma that has long been associated within emergency services.
To learn more about the Sirens of Silence and what they do please visit www.sirensofsilence.org.au
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