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About the EMbrace Program 

EMbrace Program is the SES, VMR and EMQ's counselling and support program designed specifically for volunteers, staff and their immediate family. EMbrace Program’s goal is to promote staff well-being by helping volunteers, staff and their immediate family deal with work-related and/or personal problems and assist them and their immediate family to deal wi th emergency work-related difficulties.

Why have EMbrace?

Most people experience a range of emotional upsets, interpersonal conflicts and organisational pressures in their lives. Our staff and volunteers are no different. They have chosen careers and volunteering that is challenging, stimulating, motivating and often unique in terms of the demands and stressors they are required to face. When problems occur, not only can personal lives suffer, but our performance is often adversely affected. The EMbrace Program helps by providing support to individuals and the organisation by helping with developing coping strategies and advice on promoting a healthy work environment.

What does the EMbrace Program provide?

Peer Supporters and are throughout the state and are willing to provide support to members regardless of their location.  Click here for a  List of Peer Supporters. or call 1300 309 508.

EMbrace Program Counsellors are located in the major centres throughout the state and are available to volunteers and EMQ staff. For a list of EMbrace program counsellors call 1300 309 808.  EMQ staff also have access to the Queensland Government's Employee Assistance Service. For more details log on to the DES Portal and follow the "Staff" link and click on the "Employee Assistance Services" Link or call 1300 309 508

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Last updated 26 May 2009