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Culture not trauma — a new approach to identifying and preventing mental harm in first responders: Part 2

Lauren Finestone

A study highlights the importance of addressing ‘moral injury’, organisational practices and psychosocial safety to promote the well-being of first responders and prevent psychological harm.

Part 1 of this article introduced the summary of a study by the Centre for Work Health and Safety and Charles Sturt University and the framework to prevent psychological harm in first responder organisations. Because we think this is such an important message to share, we thought we’d dig a little deeper into some aspects of this study in Part 2. A recap, in a bit more detail One in 2 first responders experience high or very high psychol...

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Published 30 April, 2024