The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who are experiencing symptoms of depression. For people requiring urgent assistance, please call 000.
This detailed summary handout (PDF) can be provided to veterans to help them engage in treatment.
For more general information for veterans who are concerned about their mental health, but have not yet engaged in treatment, see At Ease for veterans website.
- High Res website: Offers a range of interactive tools, self-help resources and videos that helps serving and ex-serving ADF members and their families manage stress and build resilience.
- MoodGYM: A CBT-based interactive program for developing skills to help prevent and manage depression.
- This Way Up Clinic: A CBT-based treatment program for anxiety and depression that is accessible by a clinician rather than by self-referral. There is a cost to access the program.
- eCouch: An interactive program with CBT and IPT-based material for depression, worry, social anxiety, relationship difficulties and grief.
- MindSpot Clinic: A free telephone and online assessment, treatment and referral service for Australian adults experiencing depression or anxiety.
Mobile device apps
- LifeArmor: Includes information on issues such as posttraumatic stress, relationship issues, depression and sleep. It also has self-assessment measures, tools for managing specific problems and stories from American veterans. It is available for Apple and Android products.
- T2 Mood Tracker: Allows veterans to self-monitor and track changes in emotional states. It is available for Apple and Android products.
- High Res app: Offers a range of interactive tools, self-help resources and videos that helps serving and ex-serving ADF members and their families manage stress and build resilience. Available for free, from iOS App Store and Google Play.
- Operation Life: Designed to help those at risk deal with suicidal thoughts and is recommended to be used with the support of a clinician.
Recommended reading and online information
- DVA Mental Health & Wellbeing after Military Service booklet (PDF) : contains useful information about experiences and issues that may arise during transition from military to civilian life, for ex-serving members and their families.
- DVA Mental Health Video - Depression: current and ex-serving members of the ADF share real stories of their experience with depression.
- beyondblue: contains factsheets, self-assessment and self-help resources about depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
- Black Dog Institute Depression Education Program: audiovisual presentation on types of depression, treatment options and self-help tips.
- The Black Dog Institute also has a range of factsheets, self-assessment and self-help resources about depression, and bipolar disorder.
- Depression YouTube clips: SANEaustralia video contains interviews with people who have depression and their carers about their experiences and treatment options.
- Operation Life online: helps veterans, ex-serving personnel and their families understand the warning signs of suicide and provide information to help prevent it.
- Mindhealthconnect: provides information and links to resources related to depression.
Consumer and carer guidelines
- Coping with depression: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers (PDF) .
- Self-harm: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers (PDF) .