Current serving

If you’re a current serving ADF member, Open Arms can provide individual, couple and family counselling to help improve your resilience, as well as your mental health and wellbeing.

Open Arms counsellors have practical, first-hand experience dealing with many issues related to service life, including:

  • Adjusting to the normal pace of life after deployment
  • Grief and trauma counselling
  • Substance issues
  • Depression, anxiety and PTSD.

We can also help work through family and relationship issues, to build strong and healthy relationships while you are serving.

All current serving ADF members can either self-refer, or be referred through your ADF medical officer or Defence psychologist.

If you self-refer, Open Arms counselling is confidential.

If you are referred by your ADF medical officer or Defence psychologist, they will be included in your care plan and provided with updates.

Call us

To begin the conversation, call Open Arms on 1800 011 046.

Recognise the signs

It's normal to feel stressed, anxious, angry or sad from time to time.

If these feelings are making it hard for you to deal with daily life there are things you can do to help recognise and manage them.

To learn more about what you or your partner might be feeling, visit At Ease.