Research and collaboration

Open Arms contributes to a wide range of research projects. Involvement in research enhances the skills and knowledge of our counsellors, and enables the use of cutting-edge counselling and treatment programs across our service. Using Open Arms means you will receive treatment at the forefront of military aware, trauma informed counselling services.

Recent research


All research projects undertaken go through rigorous research ethics review.

All research is conducted under the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research with oversight of the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee.

This process protects the mental and physical welfare, rights, and safety of research participants.