Defence Department Invests in Mental Health

8 Mar 2015

HUNDREDS of millions of dollars will be spent upgrading ­Defence health facilities and retraining doctors to deal with the scourge of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in the military.

Amid growing evidence that mental health issues threaten all personnel, not just those who serve in Afghanistan and other conflicts, the Department of ­Defence is overhauling health services out of recognition that its duty of care extends from enlistment to discharge and beyond.