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Veterans’ Health Reporting: Support for Veterans

Note for Media

If you are covering stories or running programs about Australia’s veterans and mental health issues during Veterans’ Health Week (22–30 October 2016), the Department of Veterans’ Affairs requests you include contact details for specialised counselling services and online resources for veterans where appropriate.

  • Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides 24/7 free and confidential Australia-wide counselling and support to veterans, eligible Australian Defence Force members and their families for war and service-related mental health and wellbeing conditions. Phone 1800 011 046.
  • Veterans, their families and health care professionals can also visit for information about support available and online self-help tools.

Information about Veterans’ Health Week, including events listed by state, is available at

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media on 02 6289 6203

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