Leaving military service can be a time of stress and upheaval for you, and for your family.
If you’re suffering feelings of anxiety or depression, or even suicidal thoughts, you’re not alone.
Soldier On’s evidence-based, trauma-informed psychology services and mentoring will provide the support you need to get your life back on track.
Soldier On’s highly skilled psychologists are trained to work with defence personnel, and many have specific experience with people affected by trauma. They will help you with:
All of our health and wellbeing services are also available to your family members, who may be suffering their own complex challenges as a result of your trauma, or the impact of military life.
Our psychology services are available via video or phone through Tele-Health. We also offer Tele-health group sessions for support with stress management, parenting, relationships and mental health issues. Psychology sessions will again be available face-to-face in most of our major centres post COVID-19.
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 services are also available face-to-face at most of our major centres.
Register your interest in our mental health support services below and one of our case coordinators will give you a call.
All of our services are confidential and are delivered at no cost to veterans and their family members.
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: