Working with veterans with mental health issues

 

If you work with veterans with mental health issues, the following pages provide a range of useful resources to help you in your work. We have resources that are relevant to anyone who works with veterans with mental health issues, including psychologists, general practitioners, other health professionals and ex-service organisations.

 

Our resources will help you better understand the unique aspects of military culture and service, better understand the impacts of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder.

 

According to your interests, click on one of the boxes below to access information and practical tools for trauma-related assessment and treatment, webinars, e-learning courses, research, and more.

DVA Practitioner Support Service

Free expert multidisciplinary support and guidance to health practitioners working with Australian veterans with mental health problems. Contact the advice line on 1800 VET 777 or via webform. This nation-wide service is funded by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Supporting Veterans

These resources will help you better understand the unique aspects of military culture and service, and help you provide the most effective care to veterans.

Treating Veterans

These resources will help you better understand the impacts of trauma, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They also provide information and practical tools for assessing, diagnosing and treating the psychological impacts of trauma.