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Come and topple the tower
CFA’s Wellbeing team is calling on members to come and visit them at the upcoming Emergency Services Project Expo (14 September) to check out their giant Jenga-like ‘Mental Health Tower’ training resource.
The tower will be one of the interactive elements of a dedicated health and safety hub at the Expo, where members can also have a free health check on the day. The tower was recently tested out by firefighters at Corio, who said it had helped to expose the risks, protective factors and actions towards positive mental health.
‘HeadsUP’, an online toolkit and resource library developed for CFA volunteers and staff to help them manage their mental health, will also be on display at the Expo. It provides information and advice to assist members in managing mental health and relationship issues.
It is just one of the resources and initiatives developed by CFA’s Organisational Wellbeing team to address the psychological impacts on emergency services members.
A take home pack will be provided to all those that attend the ‘Manage your Mental Health’ display on the day.
The Emergency Services Project Expo will be held between 10.30am and 5pm at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston. Entry and parking is free for emergency services members, friends and family.
CFA has a range of support services and resources available to help members manage their mental health and deal with difficulties when they arise, including:
- Peer Support Program - trained members offering support & advice – contact your local Peer Coordinator
- Member Assistance Program – a 24-hour counselling service – 1300 795 711
- Chaplaincy Program – offering 24-hour pastoral care – 1800 337 068
- HeadsUP online toolkit - information and advice on managing mental health and relationship issues – www.cfa.vic.gov.au/headsup
The services are confidential, free of charge and available to all CFA members and their immediate families.