‘We Support, We Protect, We Stand Together’
SUPPORTING OUR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS IN QUEENSLAND
Response is a Correctional Officer run mental health and lived experience support service. We are aiming to break the stigma of mental health, to provide access to PTSD treatment programs, assist in research projects, and to provide educational materials.
To be Australia’s leading industry suicide prevention organisation, focusing on raising awareness, building stronger, healthier, socially connected and resilient Officers, providing true lived experience support, financial assistance and research.
Utilising the capability and dedication of the Response Committee, its members, and industry partners to we will achieve our vision by focusing on:
Direct & effective communication with the state & federal governments, peak government, & non-government mental health organisations
Creating public awareness of the role that Correctional Officers play in the criminal justice system, and in rehabilitating prisoners
Highlight the detrimental impacts of being a Correctional Officer has on their mental health & the effects on their family and friends by sharing the lived experiences of Officers
Promoting the good work of Correctional Officers both inside & outside of work
To create an accurate & positive image of Correctional Officers amongst their communities
Building Stronger, healthier, Socially Connected and Resilient Officers
Actively engaging with and referring Officers to organisations that treat PTSD
Providing access to and offering evidenced based holistic health care that supports Officers to improve, protect and boost their wellbeing.
Holding regular event-based activities that aim to develop, build and maintain social connections
Holding annual fundraising events
Provide training programs & workshops to Officers that build resilience, break the stigma of mental health, & to equip them with the necessary tools to assist others experiencing poor mental health
Creating a structured & fully supported peer support program that has oversight by the Response Committee, and its members & ensuring that there is rigorous governance mechanisms in place to ensure that we maintain a true peer support program
Gathering data & partnering with Universities and research institutions to provide practical, insightful, and effective information that will assist Response in policy and service formation, producing grant and funding proposals, and to present to peak mental health institutions
Assisting with travel to and from PTSD treatment programs
When Officers are experiencing financial hardship Response will purchase food gift cards
When Officers are living off reduced wages when on Workcover and income protection
Proactive & responsive
Supportive & non-judgemental
Committed, engaged & dependable
Open, honest & respectful
Integrity & Professional
Selfless & caring
Inclusive, diversity & equity
HELP US SUPPORT CUSTODIAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS.
We need to raise vital funds to create services and supporting technologies to help our officers. Your contribution could help those and their families doing it tough.
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