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Delivering high quality research with meaningful and practical health and wellbeing outcomes for our current and former military and emergency service personnel and their families.

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Military and Emergency Services Health Australia is a not-for-profit collaborative research institute dedicated to delivering high quality research and programs to positively impact the mental health and wellbeing of our current and former military and emergency service personnel and their families.

Our Research

Promoting positive mental health in early career emergency services volunteers

Year Commenced April 2020

Accumulative stress response in female emergency service first responders

Year Commenced February 2018

After the Fires: Supporting the Ongoing Wellbeing and Resilience of Australia’s First Responders Following the 2019-20 Bushfires

Year Commenced June 2020

An evaluation of the use of service dogs as a treatment adjunct for PTSD

Year Commenced 2016

Art therapy for Defence and Emergency Service with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)

Year Commenced February 2018

Our Programs

Culturally relevant programs and models of care designed to support and address both the individual and service-specific mental health and wellbeing needs of Australia’s current and former military and emergency service personnel and their families.

Researchers talk to emergency service workers

Support Us

As a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group, MESHA is only able to operate by raising philanthropic funds from the community. There are many ways you can get involved, find out how you can help.

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Rebuilding After the Summer Bushfires

Shane Leahy, a senior CFS volunteer, opens up about that harrowing night where he lost almost everything.

Shane bushfires first responder

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Remembrance Day Breakfast 2022

Honouring our veterans on Remembrance Day 2022

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A Servicewoman’s Journey Through Motherhood Wins Art Prize

Congratulations to retired Major Anneke Jamieson who has won the 2022 Napier Waller Art Prize for her portrait titled ‘The Promotion’.

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