Health and welfare

The Australian Army considers the health and welfare of its soldiers and their families to be paramount. This section provides information on a range of services to support the Army Family.

An Australian soldier uses a mobile telephone to access a new mental health application

New app to help manage mental health

A NEW smartphone app to help serving and former ADF members manage immediate responses to stress and help build resilience has been developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in partnership with Defence.

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The Simpson Pack

The Simpson Pack

Since its inception in May 2010, the Simpson Pack has helped soldiers wounded on operations overseas.

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Corporal Ray Towns from Force Support Unit – Six with his son and wife during the farewell parade held at Lavarack Barracks on March 16.


The health and welfare of soldiers and their families is paramount. This section provides families with a range of information on services and organisations available for families.

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Corporals Troy and Marika Sanson

Serving member support

This section provides Army members with links to relevant support networks and organisations.

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CPT Oosterlaak from FSU-6 with partner Miss Dagger at the farewell parade held at Lavarack Barracks on March 16 2012

Support groups

This section provides Army members and their families with links to support groups.

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'On Track with the Right Mix' app.

On Track with the Right Mix

On 18 March 2013, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) launched a new smart phone application, 'ON TRACK with The Right Mix'. The app was developed to assist current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members to track their alcohol consumption habits.

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Army Chaplain on deployment in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Chaplaincy support

Chaplains play a unique role within the Australian Army by enhancing military capability through the religious ministry and pastoral care they offer members and their families, and the advice and support given to commanders within Australia and on operations overseas.

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CAPT Ash Judd

Not the only one

Breaching the wall of silence, and encouraging others to join them, two Army personnel who have suffered a mental health injury, share their stories.

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Australian Army psychologists


This section provides links to publications of interest to Army members and their family.

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Comcare Enforcement Action

Compliance Actions: Enforceable Undertaking 3785 - Military Roping Course

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Dietary supplements

Dietary supplements - Do they work?

Dietary supplements are prescribed by qualified health practitioners for those whose diet needs attention or who are recovering from an injury. They are also used by athletes and soldiers to assist them with improved performance, stamina, muscle gain, or weight loss.

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Members representing Army and Navy served some quality dishes during the Masterchef event at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney.

Health and nutrition

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