Critical Incident/Peer Support Group

Being a member of the Surf Life Saving movement by its very nature may mean that at some stage you might be involved in a critical incident. Not all people will experience a stress reaction to a critical incident and sometimes the stress reactions may take weeks before any reaction appears. Reactions are uncomfortable but are an important part of recovering and getting on with life. Symptoms will usually reduce over a 4 to 6 weeks.

Assure Programs is SLSNSW’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. If you are involved in a critical incident whilst volunteering for SLSNSW, you are automatically able to access their team of professional psychologists trained in critical incident management 24/7. You can call them at any time, day or night, on the weekend or on public holidays for immediate support and advice. This service is provided at no cost to members. Phone 1800 808 374

Member Welfare Guide


Support Services

Surf Life Saving Duty Officer: 0417 692 993
Critical Incident Peer Support Line (Assure Programs):1800 808 374
The following referral agency may be also be helpful for 24 hour emergency support:
Lifeline 13 11 14