Department of Veterans' Affairs - www.dva.gov.au
We provide support and information for: *veterans and their dependants; *Australian Defence Force personnel; *war widows/widowers; *Australian participants in British Nuclear Tests in Australia; *members of the Australian Federal Police; *students, teachers and historians.
DVA services include: *pensions and compensation; *health care; *rehabilitation; *counselling services; *help for servicemen and women returning to civilian life; *commemorative and community grants; *home care assistance; *subsidised loans for housing and other housing-related benefits; *commemorative activities, and historical information.
Counselling Services (24hr assistance)
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.
Within Australia: 1800 011 046
Overseas: +61 8 8241 4546
DVA - At Ease Portal
It’s not unusual to experience sadness, distress or anger after deployment. At Ease can help veterans, ADF personnel, and family members identify the symptoms of not coping. When you need to reach out, seek treatment or identify effective ways to move forward, At Ease can provide tips, treatment options & resources. At Ease also has clinical resources for health professionals who may be treating members of the veteran & defence community.
NSW Veterans' Affairs - www.veterans.nsw.gov.au
In NSW, Veterans’ Affairs works in partnership with ex-service organisations to lead and perpetuate community remembrance.
Australian Defence Force All Hours Support Line - 1800 628 036
The All-hours Support Line (ASL) is a confidential telephone service for ADF members and their families that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.