Event Postponed – The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign raising awareness with ‘Drop a Cop’ take a LEAP for mental health Skydive event
The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign is always trying to find new ways to help raise awareness for PTSD and mental health issues for our Victoria Police members and retired veterans because over the years, we have seen many of our colleagues leave the job due to the above reasons.
Unfortunately at the same time we have also seen a few of our VICPOL friends take their own lives which we never want to see happen.
So how do we raise awareness this time.
On Monday the 15th March 2021, We are going to “Drop a Cop” from the sky to take a LEAP for mental health and so don’t we start from the top. We asked Deputy Commissioner Rick NUGENT who holds the Victoria Police Mental Health portfolio if he would jump onboard and of course without hesitation he has accepted the challenge.
Deputy Commissioner Rick NUGENT has been a proud supporter of the campaign for many years and will be tandem skydiving with Skydive Australia and Detective Sergeant Lee BARTON to help raise awareness and to say that it’s OK to be not ok.
On this day we will also have Victoria Police Association Secretary Wayne GATT, Victoria Police Legacy CEO Lex De Man, Blue Ribbon Foundation Board Member SuperIntendant Pat BOYLE, Shadow Minister of Police David Southwick and Stuart Grimley MP from Derryn Hinch Justice Party also jumping in support of our campaign and to help make a difference with Mental Health and PTSD for our current serving members and retired veterans.
Below is the link to donate to this event. Our plan is to hopefully raise $2500
These tax deductible donations are being held in the Blue Ribbon Mental Health and will go towards helping our members and retired veterans to receive safe and secure treatment.
Thank you for everyone for your support with the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign which has been running now for over 4 1/2 years.