Welcome to families of NSW Ambulance staff

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The NSW Ambulance Family Support Network has the key objective of equipping family members of NSW Ambulance staff with the knowledge and resources to look after their own and their families wellbeing.

Watch welcome video from NSW Ambulance Commissioner to families of NSW Ambulance staff.

October is Mental Health Month - this years theme is tune in

NEW! - digital information and referral options for mental health online and in one place with "Head to Health"

Supports available for family of NSW Ambulance Staff

Employee Assistance and Psychological Services (EAPS)

Watch a short video from one of our Senior Staff Psychologists about EAPS.

EAPS is a professional and free telephone and face to face support service available to all NSW Ambulance employees, volunteers and their families. EAPS offers a short term solution focused counselling service. Individuals are entitled to four sessions per issue per year.

Call 1300 360 364

NSW Ambulance Legacy provides an inclusive and supportive network and services for former employees who become members.

Watch a short video of our NSW Ambulance Legacy Coordinator.

For further information go to NSW Ambulance Legacy.

Watch a short video from our Senior Chaplain.

Ambulance Chaplains are part of a holistic support team that provides nonjudgmental support to Ambulance staff and their families. We can assist you to navigate feelings of loss and grief, personal challenges and issues within the family. Chaplains can also provide spiritual guidance or help to access other faith based care or welfare services and may be requested for a baptism, wedding, funeral or other ceremony.

Get in touch with a chaplain AMBULANCE-Chaplains@health.nsw.gov.au

The Fitness Passport program allows eligible employees and their immediate family members (partner and/or children) a greatly discounted membership to gyms, fitness facilities and aquatic centres across NSW. In our current COVID-19 environment, unfortunately all gyms and pools are closed, but once these restrictions are eased, the Fitness Passport Program will be up and running again for you to access facilities.

Watch a short video from our Health Coach

Contact Project Officer - Family Support at AMBULANCE-FamilySupport@health.nsw.gov.au

Response times are within 48 hours Monday-Friday

Free and helpful resources and supports
Mental wellbeing
Domestic and Family Violence
  • Violence or abuse is never OK. Support is available NOW. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call @1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800respect.org.au.
  • Mens Line - for men who want to change their behavior. Call 1300 78 99 78, https://mensline.org.au/
Drugs- Alcohol, Nicotine and other drugs
Exercise
Diet
Master working from home
Young people, youth, adolescents and teenagers

For information and referral options relating to general mental health, physical health, work & study and alcohol and other drug for young people and their families a great option is Headspace

Upcoming calendar of events for NSW Ambulance staff and their families

Event titleMore information
NSW Ambulance Family Support Network Webinar SeriesWhat topic would you like us to cover next? Email me with your ideas AMBULANCE-FamilySupport@health.nsw.gov.au
NSW Ambulance Family Support Network Book Club

Join our book club - next meeting is Thursday 5 November at 1930 for the book " The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments"