Mental Health Strategy
The Veterans’ Mental Health Strategy 2013-2023 provides a ten year framework for the delivery of mental health care to the veteran and ex-service community. The strategy ensures DVA remains responsive to the needs of existing clients while continuing to reposition itself in the context of contemporary veterans and their families.
Its objectives are to promote and deliver high quality, evidence-based mental health support and services, based on the principles of prevention, recovery and optimising an individual’s mental health and quality of life.
Social Health Strategy
The Social Health Strategy 2015-2023 for the Veteran and Ex-Service Community aims to improve the community’s quality of life, achieved through preventing illness where possible, fostering social connectedness and enhancing health and wellbeing.
Lifestyle factors are directly related to a person’s chronic disease and health status. The objectives for veteran social health include improving awareness and healthy behaviours, and increasing participation in decision-making and positive lifestyle activities.
Mental and Social Health Action Plan
The Veteran Mental and Social Health Action Plan 2015 and 2016 details the actions the Government is undertaking to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the veteran community.
It supports the Veterans’ Mental Health Strategy 2013-2023 and the Social Health Strategy 2015-2023 for the Veteran and Ex-Service Community.
The suite of initiatives being implemented support a holistic approach to client care, including prevention, promoting healthy living and social connections, early intervention, best-practice treatment and goal-oriented rehabilitation.