Founder of OTLR & former Carlton player Jake Edwards is with Lyn Sinclair from Sirens of Silence Charity chatting about what led to Jake creating Outside The Locker Room after going through depression as a young man during and after his AFL career.
Jake is in Broome talking to schools and emergency service personnel, sharing his story whilst using sport as the platform to get his message across.
(Listen to the radio interview of Lyn and Jake courtesy of our friends at Spirit 102.9 Broome) or (Watch the video interview of Jake courtesy of GWN7 News)
Sirens of Silence Charity are so proud of all who chose to participate in the 2018 HBF run FOR A REASON supporting our ‘triple zero heroes’.
Thank you to everyone that has donated so far or is still to finalise their donation.
The team from Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Inc. have raised $7,451.44 for Sirens of Silence Charity.
Those funds will go towards supporting emergency services personnel in treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicide prevention.
An amazing effort by a special team, we are so proud of you all and appreciate your efforts every day in helping save the communities in which you live. Congratulations team, love your work!! ❤
Thank you for ‘becoming a part of the community that helps us save those who save you’.
Checkout the awesome smiles on the Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Inc. Team
supporting Sirens of Silence Charity Inc.
Video Courtesy of Nine News Perth
Senate Inquiry; Governments to address mental health of first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers
Senate Inquiry into the role of Commonwealth, state and territory Governments in addressing the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers
On 27 March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the role of Commonwealth, state and territory Governments in addressing the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2018.
There is still time to speak up and have your say...
Click on the button above for information on how to make your submission to the Senate Inquiry, or visit:
While the committee requested that submissions to the inquiry be received by 20 June 2018, it will continue to consider and accept submissions after this date.
A quick update to keep you all in the loop with what we have been up to:
Whilst it may look like not a lot is happening through the winter, we can assure you we are hard at work supporting personnel behind the scenes, we are also frantically preparing for the next round of events and programs for 2017/18.
We are pleased to say we have some fantastic new support services, new fabulous fundraisers and new workshops coming on board Australia wide. 2018 is shaping up to be another big year for Sirens of Silence Charity with events and wonderful educational programs for all emergency service personnel to part take in throughout Australia.
We will be having a website overhaul, to bring our initial draft 'older style' web site into the bright future and beyond, please bare with us for now whilst this is being done in the background.
Stay on the look out in the 'Up and coming Events' listing for fundraising events and for your chance at volunteering opportunities with Sirens of Silence throughout the balance of 2017 and into 2018.
There's an awesome online sporting auction from Australian Football Coaches Association which is in support of Sirens of Silence Charity, to bid on these fantastic items click the link. Bidding Closes July 20th.
Stay up to date daily on our social media pages - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked In. Simply search Sirens of Silence Charity on all platforms.
2017 Just keeps getting bigger and better:
March saw the exciting release of our partnership with a fantastic community mental health initiative 'Black Dog on a Lead', the event is a community 6km walk set around Bibra Lake in Perth, designed to engage the discussion of mental health, this year the focus will be on raising awareness for our triple zero heroes, the 2017 event will be Sunday October 15th, the last Sunday of Mental Health week in Western Australia.
BDOAL have invited SOS to join forces and with that comes significant exposure and partnerships with their generous major sponsor 'Chandler Macleod' recruitment company. We will be meeting with Chandler Macleod executives in April to outline new pathways for our emergency service personnel to transition into new careers. We are super excited to be partnered with the wonderful crew at Black Dog on a Lead, for you to be a part of the community that saves those who save you, stay tuned for more information as the event draws closer.
Like Black Dog on a Lead on Facebook and stay up to date with all details of this years event
and engage in the open discussions regarding mental health.