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Mental Health and the Military Experience – free professional development webinar series

Mental Health Professionals’ Network, on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, are producing a series of webinars focussing on the mental health of veterans and their families.  The series will help practitioners better support the needs of veteran clients

PTSD-Psychological Interventions Program eLearning

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Psychological Interventions Program is a flexible new elearning program showcasing three evidence-based treatments for PTSD using veteran case studies. Enhance your clinical skills with a deeper understanding of Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Eye Movement

High Res website

High Res is a new website which helps serving and ex-serving ADF members and their families manage stress and build resilience.  The website offers a range of interactive cognitive behavioral therapy-based tools, self help resources and videos that help users

Operation Life – A support tool for those at-risk of suicide

Operation Life is a free mobile application to help clients deal with suicidal thoughts.  It is designed to be used as an adjunct to professional treatment in between clinical sessions and was developed in consultation with clinicians working with veterans.  

CBT self-help strategies to promote behaviour change for Risky Drinkers

We’ve updated The Right Mix – Your Health & Alcohol website. The emphasis has changed from a psychoeducational site, to a site that uses motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioural self-help strategies to promote behaviour change. It provides users with the

Technical Problems with VMHC2 App

Some users of the Veteran Mental Health Consultation Companion (VMHC2) mobile app have reported problems using the app following a recent update of the Android operating system.  This problem appears to be restricted to Samsung devices that have had the most

Accreditation Standards - PTSD Trauma Recovery Programs

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) funds a number of private and public hospitals throughout Australia to provide evidence-based trauma recovery programMes for post traumatic stress disorder. These programmes are provided on an outpatient basis. In collaboration with the hospital

Mobile app to build patient resilience

  High Res (High Resilience) is a new mobile phone app to help current and former serving ADF personnel and their families manage stress ‘on the go’ and build their psychological resilience over time. The app has been developed in

Trauma Recovery Training Programs - 2015

Do you help people who have experienced trauma?  Many Australians are exposed to trauma such as disaster, workplace accidents, assault or military trauma.  If part of your work is to help, support or treat people who have experienced trauma, Phoenix

New Online Training for GPs

GPs can now access free online training to develop their understanding of common veteran mental health conditions, how military service can affect the mental health of serving and ex-serving personnel and referral pathways for DVA clients.  The Working with Veterans