Peer Support

Critical Incident Peer Support

Surf Life Saving NSW has engaged AccessEAP to provide a fast, professional and confidential service to members who have been involved in a critical incident. The costs of these services can often be covered by WorkCover NSW, and have been put in place to ensure the wellbeing of our members.

Ensuring the wellbeing of our members

peer supportThe environment in which surf lifesaving operates is predisposed to the occurrence of incidents of a traumatic nature. These incidents are referred to as Critical Incidents. Critical Incidents may occur on or off the beach and they have the potential to evoke strong emotional, physical, behavioural and cognitive responses in those members directly and indirectly involved. Through WorkCover NSW, members are able to gain assistance in effectively managing the reactions following these types of incidents.