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    Who we help

    Mental health support for Navy, Army and Air Force personnel, veterans & their families
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    What to expect

    Open Arms specialises in giving you access to free face-to-face counselling as soon as possible. We are committed to your privacy and confidentiality and will not share information with DVA without your consent.
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    Confidentiality and privacy

    Open Arms offers free and confidential counselling, and in some circumstances working with the DVA or ADF.


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    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.
  • Treatment programs and workshops

    Open Arms range of group activities includes both face to face group treatment programs and online groups.
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    Community and peer program

    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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    Self-help tools

    These tools provide practical information and exercises for those affected by mental health or trauma to help improve wellbeing.

Signs and symptoms

There are a range of warning signs to look out for that may prevent you from being your best. If you are feeling down or anxious, or worried about what you are doing - there are things you can do, and support is available.

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    Audio series - 'Open Conversations'

    Our new audio series presents stories of recovery from the veteran community, featuring people that have accessed support services to improve their lives, and the lives of those around them.
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    Things to know about our Model of Care

    Leonie Nowland and Dr Jon Lane sat down with the Military Life podcast for an in-depth interview about Open Arms and the way we provide help and support through our Model of Care.
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    Two new Open Arms offices for Brisbane’s veteran community

    On 16 April 2024, Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, opened two new Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling offices in Stafford and Mount Gravatt.

Open Arms for health professionals

Open Arms provides training and support to all our counsellors, to enable the ongoing delivery of high quality mental health assessment and clinical counselling for Australian veterans and their families