Behind every one of St John Ambulance WA’s employees and volunteers are committed and caring partners, children and other family members.
We recognise families of first responders share the impacts and demands placed on emergency service workers. They are also crucial for ongoing support outside of the emergency service scene. As a result, St John Ambulance WA’s Wellbeing and Support services are available 24/7 to the whole St John community, including family members living in the household.
An eligible family member is defined as a person living in the same residence as the St John Ambulance WA staff member or volunteer.
Each family member receives six free sessions from our professional external providers. Every contact – call, visit or email – is kept strictly confidential.
How our service works depends on whether you’re in the Perth metropolitan area or one of our six regions.
If you’re in the Perth metropolitan area, here’s the step-by-step process to directly contact an external professional provider.
Family members in regional Western Australia can access support with these steps.
Education plays a vital role for families of St John staff and volunteers.
From 2016, St John is placing families as a priority as it expands its Wellbeing and Support services, with families included in workforce education sessions and in new recruit induction.