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Sleep difficulties

The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who have sleep difficulties.

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.

 
  • Harvard Healthy Sleep: includes information and interviews with experts on the importance and science of sleep, as well as tips for improving sleep.
  • Sleep Health Foundation: includes information and factsheets on a range of issues associated with sleep and ways of managing them.
  • Australasian Sleep Association: provides information on common sleep problems, and has links to a range of sleep services across Australia.
  • High Res is an interactive online DVA Self-Management and Resilience Training (SMART) toolbox which includes a module on healthy sleep.  There is also a high Res app available from the iOS App Store and Google Play.
 

Problem gambling

The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans for whom gambling is a problem.

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.

 
  • Gambling Help Online: provides psychoeducation and self-help resources such as tools to help veterans make decisions about quitting or reducing gambling and tips to manage gambling.
  • Problem Gambling: provides information and resources for people who problem gamble, and their families.
 

Problematic anger and aggression

The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who have problematic anger and aggression.

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.

 
  • DVA Mental Health videos - Anger: current and ex-serving members of the ADF share real stories of their experiences with problematic anger.
  • DVA Mental Health videos - Physical and emotional abuse: current and ex-serving members of the ADF share real stories of their experiences with physical and emotional abuse.
  • High Res is an interactive online DVA Self-Management and Resilience Training (SMART) toolbox resilience website which includes a module on defusing anger.  There is also a High Res app available from the iOS App Store or Google Play.
  • Managing differences and conflict: Relationships Australia provides information on problematic anger and when to seek help.
  • Safe from violence (PDF) : a Relationships Australia guide for women following separation
  • MensLine Australia: provides an anger management toolkit, which includes worksheets such as an anger diary, and harm reduction strategies.  These resources should be used only in the context of counselling, and clinicians are responsible for matching the resource with the intervention and the client’s needs.
 

Grief

The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who have Grief and Bereavement Issues.

Please refer to the following detailed summary handout (PDF)  on complicated grief that can help veterans engage in treatment.

 
 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who have a TBI.

These detailed summary handouts (PDF) can be provided to veterans to help them engage in treatment: Concussion and mild TBI, Moderate and severe TBI.

For general information to provide veterans who are concerned about their mental health, but have not yet engaged in treatment, see At Ease for veterans

 
 
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