The AEAWA have been contacted to provide our members a link for a well-being study currently being performed through Deakin University.
Although the AEAWA have no partnership or alignment to this current research, the committee strongly supports such research as a method to limit mental health issues within our chosen profession.
We would therefore like to promote this research and hope that many of our members spend a little of their time to assist.
The email we were provided is listed below.
**SEEKING EMERGENCY SERVICES WORKERS to participate in an online survey investigating the well-being of emergency workers in Australia.**
The purpose of this research is to explore what mental health and wellbeing interventions and initiatives are being conducted in emergency service sectors.
To participate in this research project, you must be a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or emergency department worker. You must be aged 18 years or older and currently work either as an employee or volunteer for the stated emergency service organisations.
Participation is voluntary and any responses you provide are anonymous and will be treated confidentially. Participation involves completing an online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Interested? You can access the survey via the link below. When opening the survey, you will be provided with further information about the research project, including contact information should you have any questions.
The researchers are Clare Sullivan (Student Researcher), Associate Professor Arlene Walker (Principal Researcher) and Dr Loch Forsyth (Principal Researcher) and this study has received Deakin University ethics approval HEAG-H 218_2021.
Please find the survey link here: