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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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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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Get support | Open Arms

Open Arms has a range of specialised services to provide the support and care you need, with staff who understand veteran and military culture.

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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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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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Partners | Open Arms

Open Arms supports partners and some ex-partners of anyone who has served at least one day with the Australian Defence Force.

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Counselling | Open Arms

Open Arms can provide individual, couple and family counselling to help improve your resilience, as well as enhance your mental health and wellbeing. Call 1800 011 046 for free and confidential 24/7 support.

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Drink responsibly | Open Arms

We drink to celebrate, socialise, commiserate or deal with stress. Too much, too often, or for too long can cause problems with your health, work and relationships. If you or someone else is worried about how much youre drinking, find out what you can do about it.

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Ex-serving | Open Arms

Open Arms can help you work through mental health and wellbeing issues after youve left the service.

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Current serving | Open Arms

Open Arms can help you build resilience, and enhance your mental health and wellbeing.

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