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The NSW State Emergency Service Volunteers Association (NSW SESVA) is pleased to inform you of the roll out of the ground-breaking First Responder Resilience Program (FRRP).

The training program targets both local first responder and community leaders involved in disaster response and recovery and will be conducted in 31 NSW Local Government Areas most heavily impacted by the Black Summer Fires. The program will be rolled out over the next 12 months.

Funded by the Federal Government Black Summer Bushfire Grant Scheme, the training aims to give back to those who have given so much, with a vision to minimise mental ill-health suffering in the future.  To realise this vision, FRRP offers a new and innovative approach to mental health resilience training, built on the cornerstones of empowering frontline emergency/community leadership and preventing, rather than treating, psychological injury. 

The program will be delivered by the NSW SESVA in partnership with The Ordinary Courage Foundation, a leading mental health workplace consultancy specialising in the emergency services.

FRRP is an evidence-based and customised training program – co-designed by frontline leaders, for frontline leaders - to fill an important gap in first response safety by providing ‘psychological armour’ to emergency responders as well as other community leaders involved in disaster recovery. FRRP will empower leaders to connect and engage with their teams, with a view of enhancing psychological resilience to future traumatic events and to build social capital at the community level.

All first responders and community leaders are welcome to attend.
The one-day program is free to attend with lunch and refreshments being provided.

To register to attend one of our FRRP in your region, visit keep up to date on course availability and locations, visit CURRENT COURSES | SESVAevents