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External support organisations

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A number of external support organisations have been established to assist Army's wounded, injured and ill members.

Soldier On is about Australians coming together to show their support for our physically and psychologically wounded; we will always have their backs. The organisation enhances recovery, inspire communities and empower Australia’s wounded, giving those who have served our country the dignity they deserve and the chance to do and be whatever they choose.

Mates4Mates is a not for profit organisation set up by RSL (Queensland Branch) to provide support to wounded, injured or ill members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families.

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service is a counselling service for ADF members and their families to provide or arrange confidential help with: personal crisis; marital, family and other personal relationships, social interaction - that is, getting along with other people,stress and anxiety; and/or employment and financial problems.

Picking Up The Peaces for PTSD is a community group committed to a National Campaign to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of PTSD. We believe that by identifying the problem and seeking treatment early, sufferers and their families can regain their quality of life.

Depression Australia website gives general information on depression, signs and symptoms and how to access help from accredited medical practitioners.

At Ease. Deployment, coming home from a war or peacekeeping zone or returning to civilian life may have an effect on mental health and wellbeing. These problems can be identified early, managed and treated. This website is designed to help you or someone you know recognise signs of mental health problems and act to improve and maintain health and wellbeing.

Beyond Blue is a national depression initiative which aims to build a society that understands and responds to the personal and social impact of depression. This organisation is working actively to prevent depression and improve the quality of life for those affected by it.

Lifeline is a not-for-profit organisation offering a number of services at both the national and local level. The organisation answers on average 450,000 calls for help each year. The organisation has also expanded its operations to include a number of programs that promote mental health, wellbeing and help seeking behaviours. 

Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, education, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

Last updated
29 September 2017
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