Soldier On provides in-house, evidence-based psychology treatments to Defence personnel and veterans who have been impacted by their service to Australia. These services are also available to their family members, including partners, children, parents, and siblings.
Our psychologists are highly-skilled and trained to work with Defence personnel. Many have specific experience working with those affected by trauma.
Soldier On’s psychologists can help you with:
Services are available via Tele-Health with video or telephone link-ups. We are also offering Tele-health group sessions for support with stress management, parenting, relationships and mental health support. Psychology sessions will again be available face-to-face in most of our major office regions post COVID-19.
You can self-refer for our mental health support services which are free and confidential. Our psychologists will take you through our confidentiality agreement before you start your sessions.
Register your interest below for more information or to book a session with one of our psychologists.
As well as psychology sessions, Soldier On offers a number of other services that indirectly assist the mental health support of Defence personnel, veterans, and their family members. Many of our social connection activities and programs have been chosen to help Defence personnel and families overcome the impacts from their service.
Defence personnel, veterans, and family members have benefited from attending sailing days, art classes, yoga classes, writing classes, our ‘Surf Therapy’ Program, and coffee catch-ups.
Find out more about our social activities and programs and our new online initiative the Connect Hub to help support you better and keep you connected with Soldier On whilst we are facing the challenges of social distancing due to COVID-19.
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Soldier On is not an immediate crisis support charity, but we do know who you can reach out to if you need help right away.
OPEN ARMS offers free services with counsellors and has a 24-hour contact number in case you need assistance outside of business hours. Open Arms is contactable on 1800 011 046.
BEYOND BLUE can be contacted for support any time of the day or night and provide one-on-one chats with trained mental health professionals. Their number is 1300 22 4636.
LIFELINE provides crisis support and suicide prevention services and is contactable on 13 11 14.
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: