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Open Arms have a range of specialised services to provide the support and care you need, with staff that understand veteran and military culture.

Open Arms counsellors have an understanding of veteran and military culture that assists them to deliver specialised support

Anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, as well as their families are eligible for Open Arms counselling.

A step by step overview of what to expect

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

Group treatment programs involve a small group of veterans led by 1-2 experienced facilitators, and are focussed on improving your general mental health and wellbeing

Open Arms offers a range of lifestyle programs and education workshops to assist the serving and ex-serving community, and their families live there best.

A two day program for ADF members and their partners who are about to, or have recently separated from the military.

A two day workshop that teaches practical skills for helping a family, friend or community member who is experiencing mental health problem

Open Arms offers a variety of free training opportunities to those seeking to help family, friends, co-workers or others in the veteran community

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

Open Arms Crisis Accommodation Program aims to provide crisis ‘time-out’ accommodation. Providing time to alleviate a domestic situation, or an immediate housing crisis.

To access our peers, group programs or counselling, call us 1800 011 046 Support is also available to the family of veterans.