Disaster assistance – bushfire crisis

The impact of the bushfires is being felt across the nation, including by members of the veteran and defence communities. Health and safety is the priority during this time. View our Bushfires – resilience and recovery page and then click here for a full list of DVA and Open Arms services during this period.

Support for current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families

Call us to access free and confidential counselling, group treatment programs, suicide prevention training and our community and peer network to support mental health and wellbeing

Call us 1800 011 046

Learn more about our confidentiality policy

Open Arms can help you build resilience, and enhance your mental health and wellbeing.

Open Arms can help you work through mental health and wellbeing issues after you’ve left the service.

Counselling support can help you build strong and healthy relationships at all stages of family life.

Counselling can help you through difficult phases or events. We can help make sense of what you are feeling.

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

If you have served in the ADF, you, your partner and your children can access support through Open Arms.

Open Arms offers free and confidential counselling, in some circumstances we work with DVA or the ADF.

Open Arms Community and Peer Advisors have ‘lived experience’ and work collaboratively with veterans, family supports, community agencies and mental health clinicians.

Delivered in RSL's and major Ex-Service Organisations around the country, free training opportunities exist for those seeking to help family, friends, co-workers or others in the veteran community.

Materials and resources for health professionals caring for the veteran community.

Open Arms contributes to a wide range of research projects in Australia and around the world, as well as funding professional development for counsellors.

Work with Australia's leading provider of clinical counselling services for the veteran community.