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Going home after a difficult shift is sometimes the hardest thing for first responders to do. HUGS@Home empowers family members or friends of first responders to provide social support by raising awareness and teaching practical stress management skills.

Training participants in the elements of ‘HUGS‘: Hearing, Understanding, Guiding, and Supporting can help reduce the impact of what their first responders take ‘Home’ and enhance the wellbeing of first responders, and their loved ones.

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The team behind HUGS@Home comprises both those with experience in the emergency services and healthcare research.

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