Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS)
Counselling is working out your personal concerns with the help of a trained professional. The counsellor helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. Counselling is usually a short-term treatment for a specific problem.
Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) offers free and confidential individual, couple and family counselling to veterans and their families. Open Arms counsellors and staff have an understanding of veteran and military culture that assists them to deliver specialised support and care to members of this community.
Open Arms helps people with war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of the military lifestyle.
Open Arms also has an Outreach Program with counsellors located throughout Australia, providing veterans and their families unable to attend a Opern Arms Counselling Centre with access to local support. Like Open Arms staff counsellors, outreach counsellors are selected for their knowledge, skills, and experience working with the veteran community.
To arrange to speak to a Open Arms counsellor, to learn more about counselling, or to check eligibility for Open Arms please call 1800 011 046.
- Telephone Counselling
Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of the military lifestyle.
Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling counsellors have an understanding of military culture and can work with clients to find effective solutions for improved mental health and wellbeing. » individual, couple and family counselling and support for those with more complex needs
» services to enhance family functioning and parenting
» after-hours crisis telephone counselling through Veterans Line
» group programs to develop skills and enhance support
» information, education and self-help resources
» referrals to other services or specialist treatment programs.
|Weekday: ||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
Other services at Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS)
- Carer Support
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