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Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling 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: September 2020

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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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Stress | Open Arms

The most common reason for seeking Open Arms counselling is stress. High levels of stress and anxiety are a common problem in modern society.

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Trauma and PTSD | Open Arms

Being emotionally affected by a traumatic event usually settles within a week or two. If it keeps going and causes distress, you might have a problem with posttraumatic stress.

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Suicide intervention | Open Arms

Suicide and suicidal behaviour touches the lives of many people in our community but there are ways we can help prevent it. This information will help you understand the warning signs of suicide and provide information and resources to help keep you and others safe from suicide.

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Community and peer program | Open Arms

Open Arms Community and Peer Advisors have ‘lived experience’ and work collaboratively with veterans, family supports, community agencies and mental health clinicians.

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Eat well | Open Arms

Eating right improves your mental outlook, gives you more energy and can even make it easier to manage chronic health conditions.

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Living well | Open Arms

A range of services are available to the serving and ex-serving communities, and their families to stay healthy.

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Quit smoking | Open Arms

The sooner you quit smoking, the better. Even smokers who quit at 60 can reduce their chance of getting cancer and other diseases.

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Self-harm and suicide | Open Arms

If you think about self-harm or suicide, you should seek professional support. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.

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Apps and online resources | Open Arms

There are many resources online that can help you. Open Arms administers a range of apps and websites to assist in maintaining mental and physical health of veterans

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