VETERANS’ mental wellbeing is a major focus across Australia this week, as Veterans’ Health Week commences.
This year’s theme for Veterans’ Health Week which is held from 26 October to 3 November, is mental wellness, recognising the importance of good mental health to overall health and wellbeing.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) supports ex-service organisations (ESOs) and community organisations with established links to the veteran community. Over the course of Veterans' Health Week a range of events are held to highlight the importance of improving and maintaining good mental health.
Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said mental health is a complex but crucial area for veterans, current serving personnel and their families.
“The government is committed to putting veterans and their families first and this includes mental health,” Mr Chester said.
If you know a veteran or a veteran’s family member who is struggling with their mental health or simply want more information on living well, check out our treatment options available for Veterans' services mental health.
Alternatively, call the team at Open Arms — Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046 24/7.