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Release of Defence and Veteran Suicide Monitoring Report

Release of Defence and Veteran Suicide Monitoring Report

A report released today into the rate of suicide among current and former serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel reaffirms that suicide prevention must be a matter of national priority. The report, Serving and ex‑serving Australian Defence Force members who...

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RU OK? Day – Thursday 8th September

RU OK? Day – Thursday 8th September

It’s our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to  ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation whenever they spot the signs that someone they care about might be struggling with life. R U OK? has released resources,...

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Defence unveils new PTSD treatment

Defence unveils new PTSD treatment

A joint venture between government and the private sector has produced a new treatment for PTSD sufferers. Joint research between the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Defence and the Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health has informed...

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Commentary: Treat Each and Every Case on Its Merits

Commentary: Treat Each and Every Case on Its Merits

CHARLES McMoran Wilson enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a 32- year-old specialist physician on the declaration of war in August 1914. As 1Bn Royal Fusiliers RMO until 1917, then senior medical officer at a large hospital at Boulogne, France he was...

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JOIN IN AND ‘GET MOVING’ DURING VETERANS’ HEALTH WEEK

JOIN IN AND ‘GET MOVING’ DURING VETERANS’ HEALTH WEEK

More than 720 events that focus on veteran wellbeing will kick off across Australia on 16 October as part of our country’s largest Veterans’ Health Week to date. The Australian Government has provided a record $540,000 funding for Veterans’ Health Week activities that...

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Media Statement: Veteran Suicide – Time for Reflection

Media Statement: Veteran Suicide – Time for Reflection

The Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA) welcomes the release of the fourthAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Report on suicide amongmembers of the ADF and Veteran communities. It is timely. In speaking on behalf of DFWA, its National President, Mr...

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JOIN IN AND ‘GET MOVING’ DURING VETERANS’ HEALTH WEEK

Annual AIHW Report Highlights Need For Veteran Support

The Australian Government has today received a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) into the rate of suicide among serving and former-serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Report outlines that of the almost 373,500 men...

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Opinion – Immediate action vital to saving veterans’ lives

Opinion – Immediate action vital to saving veterans’ lives

The ADF does not have a monopoly on suicide in Australia. It is a national scourge that respects neither age, status, profession, rank, race nor social circumstances. No singular interest group has ownership of its causes, its consequences and, possibly more...

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