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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 offers group treatment programs and educational workshops, relationship retreats, and suicide prevention workshops.
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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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    Support services during the Easter break

    As the Easter long weekend approaches, it is timely to remind our community that if you or someone you know needs support,

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    Peers encourage others to seek support during times of reflection

    Anzac Day holds a significant place in the hearts of veterans, but as time goes by, the meaning of the day evolves.

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    For Each a Road Exhibition

    An exhibition showcasing the artwork of seven veteran artists was recently launched at the City of Melbourne City Library Gallery. The For Each a Road exhibition highlights the diverse talents and experiences of artists working in a range of mediums, including photography, painting, collages and linocut prints.

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