What is Mental Breakdown?
You may have heard people in your life or even just in the media use the term “mental breakdown” or “nervous breakdown” and wondered what exactly that looks and feels like. If s...
Family Support for Emergency Services
Family support of an emergency service professional: husband or wife, partner, son, daughter or sibling, can make a huge difference to your loved one’s recovery from injury or m...
Police Career Transition
Resources and support for NSW Police Officers transitioning to a new career.
Career transition: Support services and programs
EML has compiled a list of the support services and programs health practitioners can share with injured NSW Police employees.
PTSD in Emergency Services
Resources for workers and clinicians to help protect emergency service workers from the impacts of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental illness.
Resources for workers, their families and employers to assist with prevention and recovery from work-related psychological injury or mental illness.
Diet and mental health
Watch and learn with Dietitian Dr. Scott Teasdale PhD, as he explains what happens to you and ways to manage your diet to help you on a path to a healthier life.
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Owning your injury – Chris and Robyn’s story
Chris’s life changed in an instant when he was involved in a serious car accident while on the job as an arborist.
First Appointment videos
The First Appointment videos help you be mentally and physically prepared to start treatment with a psychologist, psychiatrist and exercise physiologist.
What happens when my partner is in inpatient care?
Inpatient care involves admission to hospital. It is recommended for people who are extremely ill or who have complex care needs and are unlikely to receive the support they nee...
How to cope with First Responder Mental Illness
Coping with your first responder partner’s mental illness or mental health involves supporting your loved one while also looking after yourself and your family.
What does the word 'trigger' actually mean?
Talk about PTSD often involves some mention of the phrase ‘trigger’ but if you are not experiencing PTSD yourself, it can be difficult to understand how this works and what it m...
Why is my loved one drinking more?
In the Beyondblue Answering the Call report, it was identified that emergency service workers had high rates of alcohol consumption and this was higher in those who were likely ...
Why is my loved one so angry?
Anger is a common reaction for many who have experienced a traumatic incident.
Finding out more about your loved one's recovery
Recovery from some physical and psychological injuries can be lengthy. You will probably have a lot of questions. Some of them will relate to the injury itself, what is it, what...
What is PTSD? How did my loved one get it?
For some people their loved one telling them they have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) may come as a shock, for others they may have anticipated this was coming after noti...
What is Trauma?
Sometimes people refer to ‘the trauma’ of seeing or experiencing something, and other times we might hear trauma used to describe the injury itself.
How can I understand what is happening with my loved one's mental health condition?
As a partner or family member you know your loved one better than anyone, including their doctor or psychologist but that doesn’t always mean you can read their mind and know wh...
How can I encourage my loved one to get help?
It’s hard to watch a loved one struggle with their emotions and mental health. If you are fighting more, feel that they aren’t being as attentive or loving as they used to be, o...
What is a safety plan? Why am I being asked to participate?
A safety plan describes the steps that need to be taken to keep your loved one safe. It is often suggested by a treating psychologist or psychiatrist for people who are experien...
"What happened to Dad/Mum?" Explaining psychological injury to your kids
Your loved one may be feeling like their psychological injury is a constant topic. As part of their recovery they may be talking with their Doctor, Psychologist, Case Manager, R...
What does outpatient care mean?
Outpatient care consists of scheduled appointments that a person attends while they continue to reside in their usual home. Your loved one will still receive care from their psy...
Spotlight: Pain after an injury
Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with lower back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally.
Back pain is not always a worry
Many people suffer back pain at some point in their lives, but very rarely is there a serious cause, and most people will recover quickly.
Improving your mental health through exercise
Exercise is one of the best things you can do to preserve mental health or recover from mental illness.
Physiotherapist First appointment videos
The First Appointment videos are to help you be mentally and physically prepared to start treatment with a physiotherapist.
These stories demonstrate that former officers overcome challenges and find fulfilling roles in new careers.
Former officers have many skills and characteristics that are highly valued by employers and recruiters.
Mell: My decision
From the age of five years Mell was drawn to action – her favourite character on TV was a female police officer.