Mental health booklets

Coping with Trauma

These books aim to provide practical information to help a loved one affected by trauma. They are a resource to support the wellbeing of the family member, as well as strengthen relationships within the family unit.

Trauma can have a profound impact on the families of serving, transitioning or ex-serving member, including children.

“Help is available...it’s important that families know they don’t have to get through this on their own.” Ms Anne-Laure Couineau (Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Director)

This booklet is for the partners of serving, transitioning, or ex-serving members of the ADF who have been affected by trauma.
This booklet is for parents or care-givers who are serving, transitioning, or ex-serving members of the ADF and are managing the impacts of trauma.
This booklet is for the parents of a serving, transitioning, or ex-serving member of the ADF who has been affected by trauma.
This booklet is intended for adolescents (aged 13–17 year) who have a parent or caregiver who is a serving, transitioning, or an ex-serving member of the ADF experiencing mental health difficulties following trauma.
This booklet is intended for children 9-12 years of age who have a parent or caregiver who is a serving, transitioning, or an ex-serving member of the ADF experiencing mental health difficulties following trauma
This booklet has been designed by AT-Ease to provide information and advice for veterans, other former serving personnel, and their families, about mental health and wellbeing following military service.
This booklet is for people who have gone through a traumatic event, or are close to someone who has. It aims to assist people affected by trauma make more informed decisions about the care they receive, and discuss their needs openly with the practitioner involved in their care