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.
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.
There are a range of signs and symptoms to be aware of that could be an early indication of an emerging mental health issue. This may include feeling down or anxious, persistent worry, or issues in everyday life such as poor sleep or pain.
Open Arms offers group treatment programs and educational workshops, relationship retreats, and suicide prevention workshops.