Sirens Of Silence Charity Inc. - Supporting our Triple Zero Heroes

Founded by Paramedics Lyn and Ian Sinclair in 2015 after a surge in the number of suicides within the Ambulance Service in W.A. we have now recognised a broader safety network is required to protect and provide support for all emergency services personnel within Australia.

Our focus is now to assist and support all those who work to protect and save our lives in the emergency services. 

Our Principle Aim

To support all Emergency Service Personnel to engage with each other in creating a culture change to remove the social stigma that has long been associated within emergency services. 

We strive to achieve a healthy future for all emergency service personnel, by providing external self help pathways and positive support to work through the difficult times. 

3 Way Support Process:

1) To raise awareness of Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Suicide Prevention within the Emergency Services,

2) To provide positive 'ground level' peer support and simple guidance of pathways to seek further assistance.  

3) To grant financial assistance for those who require specialised treatment . 

Our Charity encompasses all areas of emergency service work from Communications staff of 000 calls, through to frontline Police, Ambulance and Fireemergency service volunteers and career staff, current, retired, injured or terminated. 

Join Us

If you are a Paramedic, Police Officer, Fire Fighter, Triple Zero Communications Officer, whether you are career staff, volunteer, retired, injured, resigned, terminated or current staffplease join us and show support for our emergency personnel.

Fax or email your membership form to 08 91927 038 or sirensofsilence@westnet.com.au

If you have events and fundraisers you would like advertised with links here, please email us

Up and Coming Events

  • Chevron City to Surf Run, August 28th, if you want to join the SOS supporters page as runner, donate or sponsor someone you know running click here
  • Sirens of Silence Charity Golf Day in Broome Golf Club, October 14th.
  • Professional Development Seminar (second seminar of 'Understanding Grief, Loss and Trauma') September 23rd with Road trauma Support WA
  • Mental Health Week 8th - 15th October 2016, Various seminars and presentations, visit WAAMH for details and sessions.

My BLURB

1st July 2016

Well its EOFY already, or should I say BOFY. Seeing as its the new financial year it's time to announce our new massive partnership with a fabulous group of inspiring, creative people in Australia.

As of today we are proud to announce we have a new wonderful longterm partnership with Rogue Runners Club Australia; who are Rogue Runners, I hear you ask, well this is how they began and what they have already achieved in a short period of time.

Rogue Runners Club Australia or ‘RRCA’ is a running crew established in Perth in 2011 with foundations centred on family, fitness and fundraising.

There are Rogue crew members across Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA, most of whom are based in Western Australia and Queensland.

It's free to join the crew, membership is gained by simply declaring yourself  “Rogue” on our Facebook page and committing to ‘run/walk with heart’ to raise awareness and funds in support of our triple zero heroes through Sirens of Silence Charity Inc.

Our members are encouraged to purchase and run/walk in RRCA/SOS event gear (i.e. singlet, tee, cap etc.) from the Sirens of Silence online shop

Rogue media exposure to date has included the Partnerunning Show on blog talk radio, Channel 7 HBF Run for a Reason TV special, Nine News Network, Perth Now and local newspaper groups.

Becoming a Rogue is a fantastic way to connect with and give back to the community by helping others who really need it, to date the amazing crew has raised over $60,000 for well deserving charities and causes.

The Rogue’s mission is to become the ‘go-to’ community running crew and network for paid or voluntary emergency service personnel and their families to assist with fitness, running and nutritional goals in support of reducing and preventing the impacts and symptoms of post-traumatic stress and mental illness.

So what to do now: declare yourself  'Rogue' on the Facebook page at RRCA Members Group, and meet some of the wonderful inspiring, creative like minded people from Rogue Runners Club Australia.

The fundraising has begun, if you would like to sponsor your favourite Rogue or join the fund-raising leader board as a Rogue individual or team simply visit Rogue Runners for Sirens of Silence Charity Inc via our Mycause platform.

Keep an eye out for the big ORANGE RRCA marquee at running events with some fabulous tunes playing on the PA, they have gold coin donation post run 'rub downs' by the fabulous team of soothing hands from the Australian Institute of Fitness. 

Stay tuned for further updates, we are so proud and excited to have Rogue Runners Club Australia on board helping us raise awareness and much needed funds to help our Triple Zero Heroes. 

Exciting news items in 2016 for the Gibb Challenge:

GWN News item at the Pentecost river: https://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w1/news/a/-/local/31741386/hundreds-take-on-gruelling-outback-challenge-video/

Kimberley Echo Video Elquestro. https://www.facebook.com/KimberleyEcho/videos/1292205407473929/

Sirens of Silence, Home Valley Station Thank you Speech: https://youtu.be/et_Pq5pxNlg

Rule #5 2016 Gibb Challenge Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-AvowzT3Cs

Team Korea 2016 Gibb Challenge Video- thanks to Paik and Jesse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw3v8xldx5w

Kimberley Echo news article: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31696030/gibb-challenge-raises-400-000-for-broomes-sirens-of-silence/

Broome Advertiser news article: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31641708/gibb-challenge-funds-to-help-sirens-of-silence-expand/

Other Important News and Information: 

- Online Merchandise: Don't forget if you would like to have your very own piece of Sirens of Silence merchandise you can visit our new look on line store and remember all orders help raise awareness and much needed funds to supportfor your emergency service personnel. 

- New Partnerships: Sirens of Silence Charity would like to welcome on board Psychologist Eliza Hatton (Bachelor of Psychology, Psychologist and Psychotherapist) from Mount Pleasant Counselling Service, Eliza is a well respected and accomplished Psychologist who specialises in helping emergency service personnel. Special discounts apply for Sirens of Silence Members, contact us for more information. 

- Fundraising: If you or your organisation would like to fundraise on behalf of SOS please contact us by email sirensofsilence@westnet.com.au we are grateful to all offers of assistance, whether by way of 'in kind' support, discounts, awareness raising as well as fabulous fund-raising. 


THANK YOU, to you all for your support in helping Sirens of Silence Charity support our Triple Zero Heroes. 

Best of luck to you all.

Lyn Sinclair 

News Updates

Latest News Articles -

A Current Affair 'Frontliners' 19th Aug 2016

4 Corners 'Insurers Accused of making PTSD worse' 1st Aug 2016

4 Corners 'Insult to Injury' 1st Aug 2016

Paramedics Overstretched 3rd May 2016

SJA in WA on defensive in lead up to suicide reviews 22nd April 2016

MP Adele Farina Slams Report 9th March 2016

Chief Psychiatrist Report 9th March 2016

Ambulance Service told to Improve 9th March 2016

ABC News article: Bullying Claims not Addressed 9th March 2016

ABC 7.30 Program: EMDR 20th November 2015

ABC 7.30 Program: "Did a culture of bullying contribute to spate in Paramedic suicides"? 4th November 2015

Former Paramedics call for better support services 4th November 2015

New Support Guidelines for PTSD in Australia 28th October 2015

Charity aims to support emergency service heroes 13th August 2015

Paramedic speaks of struggle with PTSD 6th August 2015


RIP Notices

August 2016

- Sadly we farewell another triple zero hero: Senior Constable Leigh McQuade from NSW Police, died 18th August 2016, further details of his funeral to come. 

February 2016

- February brings great sadness for all involved within the WA Ambulance, we are extremely saddened to announce the death of Paramedic Paul Oliver on February 10th. Paul recently worked in Hedland Western Australia and will remain 'In our Hearts' as a great work mate and great friend. 

We have no further details surrounding Paul's death at this stage. See our memorial page for a special mention of Paul.

- With great sadness we announce Ambulance Paramedic Liam Bilsborough took his life today the 4th February in Toodyay W.A. Liam was recently stationed in Kalgoorlie. Our thoughts and our hearts go out to his family, friends, colleagues and all who knew this gentle lovely man.

Many of us have worked with and alongside Liam, sadly we have no answers but we will remember you always "In our Hearts" Rest In Peace, you have your final 89 and goodnight. 

October 2015

- Sadly this month we say goodbye and stand down to a number of overseas EMT's and emergency service personnel. Sadly our colleagues across the seas have had another tragic month with too many lives lost in the U.S. South Africa and the U.K. We have all seen too many suicides, our thoughts are with you all at these difficult times. 

- Back home to Australia we say farewell and RIP to a young female paramedic from Geelong, Victoria. (Name not released) RIP young one. 

- We also say farewell to Senior Constable Simone Carroll from Victoria, SC Carroll will be laid to rest on the 20th October 2015, 1030hrs. Police Academy (main Chapel) 1 View Mount Rd, Glen Waverley, Victoria. 

With a gathering to remember SC Carroll at the Mulgrave Country Club, Wheelers Hill. 

September 2015 

- In memory of retired Police Superintendent Mr Roy Patterson.

Roy passed away aged 89 on the 2nd Sept 2015 with his loving wife Tina at his bedside, his Funeral Service will be held at East Chapel, Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, 1430hrs Wednesday 9th September. You will be sadly missed by many Roy, RIP. 

August 2015

- Sadly firefighter, war vet and former police officer Kevin Corby will be laid to rest on 12th August 2015 at Karrakatta 1030hrs. Followed by a send off at the Herdsman. 

July 2015

-It is with great sadness we can report a Western Australian Police Officer has taken his life in the Goldfields on Friday 24th July 2015, our thoughts are with all involved, family, friends and colleagues.  RIP Brother in Blue. 

Our Police Officers place their lives on the line everyday, the ongoing side effects of continual traumatic events and saddening situations can lead to various issues for those we know to be strong and proud. Consider the next time you see a Police Officer doing the job they dedicate themselves to, thank them for being the ones who choose to be there to keep us all safe. 

The funeral service for Scott Blanchard will be held on Thursday 6th August 2015 at Karrakatta 1430hrs 

If you or someone you know needs immediate help for a crisis situation please call 000 for help or click the links below and seek help.