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Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is Australia’s leading provider of high quality mental health assessment, clinical counselling and support services for Australian veterans and their families, as well as some reservists and peacekeepers.

Open Arms focuses on meeting client needs through a combination of proven clinical practices and new and emerging evidence-based approaches.

Helpline

If you are looking for counselling and support services, call Open Arms 24/7 on 1800 011 046.

If you’re outside Australia please phone +61 1800 011 046. If the country you are calling from doesn't enable calls to 1800 numbers, you can call +61 8 8241 4546.

Calling from overseas may incur a cost to the caller depending on their carrier agreement.

Find out more:

If you want to find out more about Open Arms and their range of mental health support services please visit www.openarms.gov.au. For regular updates and to stay in touch with the service please follow their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

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Last reviewed: October 2019

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The effects of PTSD

This Factsheet describes how Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect current and former serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families and outlines how it can be treated.

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Effects of mental health concerns on current and former-serving ADF personnel and their families.

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Current serving | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

If youre a current serving ADF member, Open Arms can provide individual, couple and family counselling to help improve your resilience, as well as your mental health and wellbeing.

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Families | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Healthy relationships enhance everyones wellbeing in the family unit. Thats why Open Arms counselling is available to families of current and ex-serving ADF personnel.

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Support services | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Open Arms offers a range ofsupport servicesthat help create a safe and supportiveenvironment for the serving and ex-serving community and their families.

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Eligibility | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Open Arms provides free and confidential counselling to anyone wh

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Who we help | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Open Arms provides free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, their family, their partner and ex-partners.

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Transitioning | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Transitioning to civilian life can present unique challenges for even the most accomplished veteran - counselling and group programs can help

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What to expect | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Open Arms specialises in giving you access to free face-to-face counselling as soon as possible.

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Mental health training & Group treatment programs | Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

Group ProgramGroup programs generally involve a small group of veterans led by 1-2 experienced facilitators, with an extensive understanding of veteran issues, and are focussed on improvin

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