PTSD

The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who are experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Factsheets

Self-help resources

Online programs

  • Mental Health Online: a CBT-based online treatment program for PTSD that is offered as either self-help for no cost or therapist-assisted for a fee.
  • 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.

Mobile device apps

  • DVA PSTD Coach Australia: DVA PSTD Coach Australia: includes CBT strategies to assist self-management of PTSD symptoms. Available for Apple and Android products, and for free, on iOS App Store and Google Play.
  • PE Coach mobile device app: designed to support prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD. Available for Apple and Android products, and for free, on iOS App Store and Google Play.
  • 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.

Recommended reading and online information

How do I decide which treatment for PTSD to try?

What is Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD?

Consumer and carer guidelines

  • Australian PTSD and ASD guidelines and information for consumers (including children and teenagers) are available from Phoenix Australia