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Wellbeing services over the summer months

By: Volunteerism

Category: Health & Safety, People, Other

  11.41 AM 26 November, 2014


Location: General

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Planning and preparing for the summer months can often be a stressful and hectic time. In the lead up, stresses that can impact on our wellbeing often increase, especially when trying to balance time, work, family and volunteering. This can leave members feeling under extra pressure, stressed and fatigued. Therefore, it is important to keep a check on both physical and mental health and wellbeing generally over summer.

During the summer months, CFA’s peers provide frontline support. Wellbeing services advisors Fiona McKinnon and Jade Bibby say: “The Peers do an outstanding job all year round but during the summer months. The hours they contribute, their commitment and their dedication go above and beyond”.

Over the next few months, the Wellbeing Pilot team will continue to offer proactive training programs and targeted case work to CFA members state wide as required.

To request assistance or further information, contact the Wellbeing Intake on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or           call 9262 8409.

Other avenues of support during the season include:

  • Member Assistance Program – 24 hour counselling service – available on 1300 795 711
  • Chaplaincy –  24 hour pastoral care – 1800 337 068
  • HeadsUP online toolkit – information and advice on managing mental health and relationship issues at: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/headsup
Last Updated: 26 November 2014