A range of services are available to veterans and their families to support health and wellbeing.

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    Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a world of difference to your physical and mental wellbeing. We can help get you started.
  • Be social

    A social network can be a circle of friends, people you share a hobby with or extended family. The form your social network takes doesn’t matter. What’s important is how it makes your life better.
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    Rewarding activities

    There are many fun and interesting activities you can try that also benefit living well. (Image supplied by Department of Defence)
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    Sleep well

    Almost everyone has trouble sleeping occasionally. Not getting enough sleep here or there is nothing to worry about. On the other hand, sleep problems that last for weeks or even months can really interfere with your life. If you’re worried about your sleep, we can help.
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    Connect with family

    Every family goes through stressful times. Recognising when things aren't quite right - and knowing what to do next - will make veteran family life more fulfilling.
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    Build healthy relationships

    One of our most popular services is to help couples and families enhance their relationships.
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    Eat well

    Eating right improves your mental outlook, gives you more energy and can even make it easier to manage chronic health conditions.
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    Manage finances

    Post-ADF debt can be common due to unexpected civilian expenses. Staying on top of your finances can be a key enabler to living well.
  • Manage pain and injury

    Military service is physically demanding, so when you leave the ADF you may have a physical injury. A range of veteran-specific services and support are available from DVA to help you get on with a healthy and active civilian life.
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    Drink responsibly

    For many Australians, alcohol is a part of social and cultural activities. Responsible drinking is about moderating and managing your alcohol consumption in healthy ways.
  • Quit smoking

    The sooner you quit smoking, the better. Even smokers who quit at 60 can reduce their chance of getting cancer and other diseases.
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    Thriving in civilian life

    New opportunities and unique challenges will present themselves. Whether it's a month or a year since you left the ADF, it pays to know what help is available.
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    Life in COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought change for us all, and it’s clear that it has also affected Australia’s mental health. To look after yourself during the pandemic, we have gathered some helpful resources.