Reaching out to others is not a sign of weakness. You are not alone. There are others going through the same thing.

Help is out there. And help can make a difference.


  • Call 000 if you or someone else is in danger

If you want to talk to someone

  • VVCS on 1800 011 046 for free and confidential counselling
  • ADF All Hours Support Line on 1800 628 036 if you are a currently serving member or their family member

Join veteran health week 2018

DVA will partner with ex-service organisations and community groups to organise and participate in fun events that highlight the importance of improving and maintaining good health.

Join a local event in your area

Recognise the signs

If you're worried about how you're feeling or behaving, you can use self-help techniques to get back on track.

Thoughts and behaviours that mean more than just a bad day

Take action

There are things you can do to help yourself or a mate. If the situation needs it, you can find a professional.

How to help yourself and others

Family and peers

Information and services are available to help support your family.

Services available to families of ex-serving members of the ADF


The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service offers free and confidential counselling.


Lodge a claim to DVA.

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