Open Arms – Veterans & Family Counselling was founded by Australia's Vietnam veterans. It is Australia’s leading provider of mental health assessment and counselling for Australian veterans and their families.

  • About us

    This video provides a brief history of Open Arms, and the services offered.

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    Our story

    Open Arms – Veterans and Veterans Family Counselling (formerly VVCS) was founded by Australia's Vietnam veterans after a difficult chapter in Australia's history.
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    All the latest articles and stories from Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling.

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    Contact us / feedback

    If you are looking for counselling or support services, call us any time on 1800-011-046.
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    Our National Advisory Committee (NAC) provides the Assistant Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel with independent advice on how veteran needs can be met through Open Arms.
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    Office locations

    Open Arms provides counselling services across Australia, through our regional offices and Outreach Provider Network.
  • Research and collaboration

    Open Arms contributes to a wide range of research projects in Australia and around the world, as well as funding professional development for counsellors.
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    Open Arms Outreach Program

    Work with Australia's leading provider of clinical counselling services for the veteran community.