Help & Support

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling

Formerly VVCS, Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling is Australia’s leading provider of high-quality mental health assessment and clinical counselling services for Australian veterans and their families.

We are focused on meeting client needs through a combination of proven clinical practices and new and emerging evidence-based approaches.

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

People call Lifeline’s 24-hour crisis line about suicidal thoughts or attempts, anxiety, depression, loneliness, abuse and trauma, stresses from work, family or society and self-help information for friends and family.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Our mission is to to provide national leadership to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the Australian community, wherever they live, whenever they need it.

Kids Helpline

Since 1991, Australia’s kids and young people have been turning to our professional, specialised counsellors, no matter who they are, where they live or what they want to talk about.

Our communities have changed, the issues kids face have changed, and the ways our counsellors engage with and help young people have changed.

Mensline Australia

MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Our MensLine Australia professional counsellors are experts in men’s mental health, anger management, family violence, substance abuse, healthy relationships and integrated wellbeing.

Suicide Callback Service

The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hour, nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling. You can call us anywhere and anytime on 1300 659 467.

Our professionally trained counsellors have specialist skills in working with suicide-related issues and they can help you to work through the pain and distress you may be feeling

Legacy Australia

Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life.

Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today’s Australian Defence Force who lose their lives or their health as a result of their military service.

Survive to Thrive

We are the providers of the world’s first online, evidence-based, personal development program with optional online peer support and mentoring.

Our mission is to be the online provider of choice to support the mental health of current and former service personnel, first responders and their families. See our website for details.

Mates 4 Mates

Actively changing the lives of current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members, and their families, impacted by service.

With over 25,000 face-to-face connections provided by our staff each year, we help veterans and their families connect, recover and move forward after service-related injuries.

Soldier On

Soldier On’s mission is to work side by side with those who serve and protect Australia, and their families, HELPing them to secure their futures.

Soldier On services are holistic and integrated and are able to be tailored to meet the needs of individuals and their families.

Swiss 8

The Swiss 8 App is designed to reduce anxiety and depression, the benefits don’t stop there.
Build routine, create structure, improve discipline and take ownership of your life.
Become the optimised, high performing version of yourself.

The 8 Principles have all been proven to reduce anxiety and increase positive outlook in their own respective studies. Download the APP from our website.


REDSIX is aimed at helping lower the growing suicide rate amongst the veteran community.

Getting those who are feeling down, out of their current environment for a while or networking with other defence members is a great way to see what other options are available to you, how others deal & treat illnesses or injuries occurred while serving & also become more aware of services or programs readily available in your area. Download the APP from our website.