Free mental health treatment

DVA can pay for treatment for any mental health condition and the mental health condition doesn't need to be related to your service. This is known as non-liability health care and it is available to anyone who has served as a permanent member of the ADF.

For DVA to pay for your mental health treatment, you will need to show a white card when you visit a mental health professional. If you don't have a white card, you can apply for one through MyService. If you already have a white card, apply to add mental health treatments to your white card through MyService.

More information is available about non-liability health care or call DVA on 133 254 or 1800 555 254.

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS)

The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) offers free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served in the ADF and their families. Call Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or visit www.openarms.gov.au to find out about group programs.

Visit your GP

Everyone who as served a day in the ADF is entitled to an ADF post discharge GP health assessment. The cost of the assessment will be covered by DVA and helps the GP identify early mental or physical health conditions. More information is available about the ADF post discharge GP health assessment.

Online self-help