The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who are experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- This detailed summary handout (PDF) can be provided to veterans to help them engage in treatment.
- For more general information on anxiety to provide to 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.
- Anxiety Online: a CBT-based 12-week online treatment program for PTSD that is offered as either self-help for no cost or therapist-assisted for a fee.
Mobile device apps
- PE Coach mobile device app: designed to support prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD, and 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, on iOS App Store and Google Play.
- DVA PSTD Coach Australia: includes CBT strategies to assist self-management of PTSD symptoms, and available for Apple and Android products.
Recommended reading and online information
- DVA Mental Health and 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 - PTSD: current and ex-serving members of the ADF, and family members, share stories about their experience with PTSD.
- DVA Beyond the Call booklet: recounts experiences from Australian veterans who have a mental health and/or substance problem, and their families.
- National Center for PTSD: a US Veterans' Affairs website that provides written and video informateion about PTSD and treatment options.
- Recovery after Trauma: A guide for people with PTSD.
How do I decide which treatment for PTSD to try?
What is Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD?
Consumer and carer guidelines
- An updated version of the Australian guidelines, for the treatment of acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, is now available and also includes treatment for both children and teenagers.