Mental health booklets

These booklets aim to provide practical information for those affected by mental health or trauma, including resources to support the wellbeing of the family member and strengthen relationships within the family unit.

Coping with trauma

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)

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    Supporting your partner

    This PDF booklet is for the partners of serving, transitioning, or ex-serving members of the ADF who have been affected by trauma.

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    Helping your children

    This PDF 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.

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    Supporting your son or daughter

    This PDF booklet is for the parents of a serving, transitioning, or ex-serving member of the ADF who has been affected by trauma.

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    When your parent is having problems

    This PDF 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.

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    What's happening to my family?

    This PDF 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.

Information booklets