About This Project
This research will develop, implement, and evaluate the world’s first comprehensive mental health framework for emergency service personnel. It aims to fill an urgent gap expressed by police, firefighting, paramedic, and rescue agencies around the world to enhance the mental health of their personnel, and maintain the operational efficiencies of these critical organisations. This project will develop and evaluate training programs for supervisors, implement app-based programs to enhance resilience in personnel, use smartphone technology to track shifts in mental health, and provide self-paced and individualised management programs for mental health issues. The framework addresses urgent security issues faced by the UK, US, and Australian governments, and has significant potential applications for managing mental health in many populations beyond emergency service organisations.