Participants’ voices are one of the main pillars of our project, with their experiences shaping the programme’s development and design. The project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of first responders, their family members, and close friends.
While this improvement will positively impact the community, it will also potentially create a positive impact on first responder organisations. To capture the views of the various participants outlined, the project team host ongoing co-design workshops, where first responders, family members of first responders, and organisational representatives are invited to share their opinions and perspectives, where everyone’s voice was equal.
This co-design process informs several aspects of the project, including our project name, our training content, resources for participants, and support services tailored to the participants’ needs and preferences.