Current serving

If you’re a current serving Navy, Army or Air force ​​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.

See also

  • Counselling

    Open Arms can provide individual, couple and family counselling to help improve your resilience, as well as enhance your mental health and wellbeing. Call 1800 011 046 for free and confidential 24/7 support.
  • worried about how you are feeling

    Signs & symptoms

    There are a range of warning signs to look out for that may be precursors to mental health issues. If you are feeling down or anxious, worried about what you are doing, or having issues with everyday life such as poor sleep or pain.
  • Treatment programs and workshops

    Open Arms offers group treatment programs and educational workshops, relationship retreats, and suicide prevention workshops.