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We would like to welcome Ray Chamberlain to Code 9 as our latest ambassador. Ray is a founding member of the Chamberlain Foundation. The Chamberlain Foundation is a suicide prevention and mental health charity providing support to organisation whose services help Australians prevent and recover from these experiences.Alex wishes to help enhance and be part of units that contribute to assisting members’ welfare and mental health, as he wishes to give back to the Victoria Police community, and help other members who may find themselves in difficulties, using his own experiences as policing in general can take a significant toll on members, in no matter part of the force they work within.
I want to support code 9 as the forum was a huge support to me and a wealth of knowledge when I was staring down the barrel of being ill health retired. Just want to give back.
The Code 9 Foundation is proud to introduce our newest ambassador: Gillian Lantouris.
Gillian Lantouris is a journalist working for Nine News. She has worked for the Nine Network for five years covering a range of topics from crime and courts, political issues, breaking news and various current affairs.
We are incredibly excited to announce the appointment of Tiffanee Cook as our second foundation ambassador.
Tiff epitomises everything that we stand for, health (both mental and physical), fitness, wellbeing, open and honest mental health conversations, recovery, and growth.
by Erin Cotter-smith - Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University
“There’s nothing that makes you feel as powerless as living with a partner with PTSD.“
This reflection has stayed with me for days.
7.30 on the ABC tonight featured Code 9’s new assistance dog, Codey!
And also hear more from our Committee Member Rob, Founder Mark, and learn more about Ambulance Victoria’s incredible peer dog support program! Watch it now...
Well Code 9 family, we have some pretty exciting news to share with you all!
As you know, it’s our privilege to be able to support first responders and 000 operators who are living with mental health conditions resulting from service to the community.
We’ve seen the power of peer support. And we’ve also seen the incredible impact of PUPPY support!
In this months issue of the Australian Emergency Services Magazine is The Code 9 Foundation's Research Consultant Erin Smith talks about protecting the mental health of our first responders in the first issue of her new regular monthly column “Let’s talk mental health”.
This month our Founder Mark Thomas and Research Consultant Erin Cotter-Smith chatted with the Australian Emergency Services Magazine about the Foundation. It was a great opportunity to talk about how Code 9 started and to highlight who we are and what we do to support first responder mental health.
Peace Advocate and former South Australian of the Year Gill Hicks has been announced as the first Ambassador for The Code 9 Foundation.
Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought provoking, powerful and life affirming speakers in Australia. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist attacks of July 7th, 2005.
One of our committee members, Julie, attended the Cargo Club of Australia Inc. luncheon today where Steve and Darren presented her with a $2,000 donation to the foundation.
Incredibly appreciative of the Cargo Club and a massive thankyou to Steve and Darren (and others) who made this happen.
A big congratulations to Julie Scollary who is one of our Project All In Scholarship winners. We'll be covering Julie's flight and accommodations and she'll be attending our symposium as our special guest.
Incredibly grateful to Ambulance Victoria who donated $9,100 to the foundation yesterday. Our President Mark attended AV HQ and was presented with the cheque from AV CEO Tony Walker.
Very grateful to be given the opportunity to present to Rotary Club of Doncaster last night.
Incredible gesture by the club to make a $500 donation to the foundation which we are highly appreciative of.
Rob Atkins and Jimmy appeared on Channel 9 News tonight speaking of the amazing benefits of Assistance Dogs in the treatment of PTSD.
The foundation is very proud to say that we donated $2,000 to The Path of the Horse today to assist them in purchasing much needed hay for their magnificent horses.
How brilliant of the crew at ESTA 000 Burwood East who had a potato day and in the process raised $200 for the foundation.
Thanks so much to everyone involved. Very much appreciated.
Awesome work Jay!!!
Congrats to all who completed todays stadium stomp.
Massive shoutout to both Jay and Bex from Triple Zero Fit who represented the foundation today and raised some important funds that will go directly back to first responders to help them get their lives back.
All of us here at the Foundation are incredibly proud of Don and the way he opened up on Channel 10’s Taboo tonight.
Four incredibly courageous and honest people coming together to remove the stigma associated with mental health.
If you missed the show, make sure you check out 10 Play to view it.