Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling  community webinars draw on the lived experience of members of the veteran and ex-service community, coupled with the expertise of clinical professionals, covering various mental health topics to assist with the identification, treatment and recovery from military trauma.

Living with PTSD is difficult but you can recover and become more resilient.

Sleep is important to our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Problems with sleep are common in the Australian adult population, with many people reporting difficulty either getting to sleep or staying asleep.

Exercise and physical activity are essential for our health. While most of us know that physical activity is important for the health of our muscles and bones, exercise provides many benefits for our mental health too.

When experiencing an emotionally difficult time, most people will seek support from a friend or loved one prior to seeking help from a mental health professional or counsellor. It is not unusual for friends and loves ones to be unsure of how to best help someone in this situation.

Transitioning from the military can be a challenge. This webinar discusses the latest research on what helps people transition, as well as practical tips to help individuals and the people supporting them to get through the process successfully.

Using the tools learned from counselling, as well as real life experience across a range of lifestyle subjects, our latest community webinar takes a deeper look into what ongoing wellness looks like for a veteran as they age. The conversation touches on topics such as food and exercise, stress management, communication and relationship building, as cornerstones to healthy ageing.

Around one in five Australians will experience a mental health problem at least once in their lives. Current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Forces are some of the most resilient people in the country but their mental health can suffer, just like the rest of the population. Sometimes these mental health issues can escalate and individuals may become at risk of suicide.