Close to home
Going home after a difficult shift is sometimes the hardest thing for first responders to do. Being the ones at home are equally hard.
HUGS@Home empowers family members and friends of first responders to provide social support by raising awareness and teaching practical stress management skills. Training first responder’s loved ones in the elements of ‘HUGS‘: Hearing, Understanding, Guiding, and Supporting can help reduce the impact of what first responders take ‘Home’ and enhance the wellbeing of first responders and their loved ones.
The HUGS@Home has been listening, discussing, and training first responders' loved ones in psychological first aid (PFA), communication,…
September Training Days!
Are you interested in learning support skills that will help you and your first responders through difficult times?…
Meet the team
The team behind HUGS@Home comprises both those with experience in the emergency services and healthcare research.