Supporting Afghanistan
Security Forces

Recent events in Afghanistan pose new and resurfacing difficulties for those who have participated in this conflict, those who still carry the wounds of their service, and the families who have been impacted.

More than 39,000 Australian military personnel have served in Afghanistan since 2001. Of these, many have suffered physical and psychological injuries, 41 personnel have lost their lives in combat, and many more have taken their own lives as a result of their service.

However, the impacts of this conflict are not limited to our ADF personnel. Many Afghan citizens have acted as key supporters and allies of our Australian forces in Afghanistan.

These individuals face many of the challenges that our Australian troops have faced, including mental health difficulties, career uncertainty, and social isolation. As we have done with our Australian troops, we must support our veteran community.

Crisis Support

Soldier On provides ongoing support, however, we do not deliver crisis support. If you are in a crisis, please contact one of the following organisations:

LIFELINE
13 11 14

24 hours, 7 days a week

BEYOND BLUE
1300 224 636

24 hours, 7 days a week

OPEN ARMS
1800 011 046

24 hours, 7 days a week

EMERGENCY
000

24 hours, 7 days a week

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