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Articles and News from around New Zealand and the world relating to our focus and mission.

First responders only human after all

Max Christoffersen – Stuff

Our first responders, our police, our surf live savers, our fire crews and ambulance teams and many others are human. We shouldn’t expect or require them to fake their dissonance from the scenes of trauma.


Pair killed in Palmerston crash were known to some of the first responders

Hamish MacLean – ODT

The man and woman who died in a single-car crash near Macraes, 35km inland from Palmerston, were known to some of those who first arrived at the scene of the crash late on Saturday night.


Firefighter mental health a 'crisis' - union

Mitch McCann – Newshub

The pain is still raw a month on from Patrick Sarjeant’s death. He is being remembered as a loving husband, a caring dad, a strong firefighter.


Firefighters' mental health at 'crisis point'

Sophie Cornish – ODT

Suicides and life-threatening events are having a major impact on the mental health of firefighters who are called out to assist.

Their union says it has got to a crisis point.


More firefighters accessing mental health help in the face of traumatic jobs

Rebecca Moore – Stuff

The increase in distressing work firefighters face has taken a toll with a spike in the numbers of Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) staff using mental health support networks


Firefighters encouraged to seek wellbeing support


Fire and Emergency New Zealand supports Mental Health Awareness Week says Brendan Nally, Deputy Chief Executive People.


Detective speaks out about reality of depression - and anti-depressants - for police

John Edens – Stuff

It’s rare to hear from police officers about the mental demands of the job. But now, a detective with New Zealand Police has spoken out about the reality of depression and the management of staff who regularly experience trauma up close.


More police seek counselling for trauma on the job

Kiri Gillespie – NZ Herald

The number of Bay of Plenty police officers seeking professional help due to trauma on the job has almost tripled within a year.


The '1X' attempted suicide callout police are getting 67 times a day

Stephanie Ockhuysen – Stuff

Police are responding to suicide attempts and threats 67 times a day but new cadets enter the force with just eight hours of mental health training. 


Videos / Podcasts

PODCAST - Coppuccino

S/Constable Bryan Ward

Being a veteran police officer over the years I have heard some amazing stories from some amazing people . Join me twice a month as I interview some of the amazing people I meet or hear about. If you want to be entertained, inspired and in some cases amazed at what you can achieve. Then this is the podcast for you.


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