ESF has a program focus on early intervention and transition to retirement and works in collaboration to address shared issues and raise standards or practice.

Learning Network

The ESF Learning Network connects organisations and experts to share ideas and knowledge to collaboratively design and implement workplace initiatives that create long term, sustainable and organisation-wide change for safe and mentally healthy work environments.

Leading for Better Mental Health

The Learning Network determined that leaders in the sector need better support to help them nurture mentally healthy workplaces and they designed a pilot development program.

Early Intervention

Research shows that mindfulness meditation literally rewires the brain, strengthening our ability to stay focused even when things are stressful, unpredictable and constantly changing.


There is a call for better mental health support for first responders leaving employment (Beyond Blue 2018; Senate Inquiry 2019; Vic. Police 2019) and McCleary (2019) with recommendations for better targeted programs for this cohort.