Apps and online resources

There are many resources online that can offer insights and help your health and wellbeing.

Self-Help Tools

A number of High Res SMART (Self-Management and Resilience Training) treatment tools are designed to help serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families manage stress and build resilience. They are accessible here.

Mobile apps

If you are interested in using digital resources to support your mental health journey, we recommend speaking to a mental health professional about the most appropriate resource for your needs.

For current users of Open Arms apps The Right Mix, PTSD Coach, High Res, and Operation Life, please be aware that updates to your device’s operating system may affect app functionality. If you are not currently using these apps, they are no longer be available for download from the Apple or Google Play stores. However, tools from the apps have been migrated to the Self-help section of the Open Arms website.

Where apps are compatible with mobile operating systems, app data will remain on an existing user’s device.


Mental health

  • Head to Health provides access to information about mental health care services, as well as links to online self-help programs.
  • myCompass is an interactive self-help service that promotes resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. myCompass is a guide to good mental health – it points you in the right direction. You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. You can also choose to do one of the modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Go Beyond is a free, self-paced and practical online training program designed to help guide veterans in their adjustment to civilian life. It focuses on these key topics; Purpose and connection; seeking help; beliefs about civilians; regimentation; resentment and regret.

Veteran research and studies

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