Mental health information
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)
BookletSupporting 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.
BookletHelping 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.
BookletSupporting 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.
BookletWhen 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.
BookletWhat'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.
BookletMental health and wellbeing after military service booklet
This PDF booklet has been designed to provide information and advice for veterans, other former serving personnel, and their families, about mental health and wellbeing following military service.
BookletRecovery after trauma - a guide for people with posttraumatic stress disorder
This PDF 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