According to recent statistics, more than 20% of serving members will experience a mental health condition in a given year, while more than 50% of veterans will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.
Soldier On provides in-house, evidence-based psychology treatments to service personnel who have been impacted by their service to Australia. These services are also available to their family members, including partners, children, parents, and siblings.
Our psychologists are highly skilled and trained to work with service personnel. Many have specific experience working with service personnel and with those affected by trauma.
Soldier On’s psychologists can help you with:
- The transition from service to civilian life
- Impact of deployment, separation, relocation and family integration
- Complex trauma, PTSD, and stress-related issues
- Mood disorders, such as depression
- Anxiety disorders
- Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
Our counseling services are available at our Centres in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, as well as at our offices in Perth.
“For the first time in a long time I started to feel like I might just be able to bring down the walls I had built to keep the world out” – NSW Participant
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
Our mental health support services are available to those who have served in the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other security agencies, as well as their family members.
OTHER WAYS WE PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
As well as psychology sessions, Soldier On offers a number of other services that indirectly assist the mental health support of service personnel and their family members. Many of our social connection activities and programs have been chosen to help service personnel and families overcome the impacts from their service.
Service personnel and family members have benefited from attending sailing days, art classes, yoga classes, writing classes, our ‘Surf Therapy’ Program, and coffee catch ups.
Click here to find out more about our social activities and programs.
If you, or someone you know need immediate help, please contact one of the following crisis lines:
VETERANS AND VETERANS’ FAMILIES COUNSELLING SERVICE (VVCS) offers free services with counsellors and has a 24-hour contact number in case you need assistance outside of business hours. VVCS is contactable on 1800 011 046.
BEYOND BLUE can be contacted for support any time of the day or night and provide one-on-one chats with trained mental health professionals. Their number is 1300 22 4636.
LIFELINE provides crisis support and suicide prevention services and is contactable on 13 11 14.