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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

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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Art Therapy

World-first study explores the transformative power to heal

A world-first study has shown what many of us have always known: art has a transformative power to heal.

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Invictus with Roger Eston

Vale Professor Roger Eston

Roger’s contributions to veteran and first responder health, as well as educating the next generation of health science professionals, will long be remembered.  

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Australian-first inquiry to support service families and peers after suicide

An Australian-first inquiry has highlighted a lack of accessible services within Australia for families and peers who lose a loved one to suicide within military and emergency services.

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Australian Emergency Services, Defence Force unite for ANZAC Day showcase

Defence Force and emergency services personnel will gather in Adelaide for the annual ANZAC Day Challenge.

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