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Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling

Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families. It is a specialised, free and confidential Australia-wide service.

Open Arms staff are professionally qualified psychologists or social workers with experience in working with veterans and peacekeepers and their families. They can provide a wide range of programs and treatments for war and service-related mental health conditions including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The following people can use Open Arms:

  • Australian veterans of all conflicts and peace operations
  • partners, and dependent children (under 26 years of age) of veterans with issues arising from the veteran's service and war widows/widowers
  • ex-partners, within five years of separation
  • all sons and daughters of Vietnam veterans, regardless of age, with psychological, emotional and social needs arising from the impact of their parent's operational or warlike service.
  • ex-service personnel with a mental health condition as a DVA-accepted disability, and
  • current serving members of the ADF who have been formally referred by the ADF under the Strategic Alliance (Memorandum Of Understanding) Fee for Service Arrangement.



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