Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
A service founded by Vietnam veterans
News Alert: From 1 July 2014, in addition to those already eligible for support, current and former serving ADF members who have border protection service, served in a disaster zone either in Australia or overseas, served as a submariner, were involved in a training accident resulting in serious accident or were medically discharged will be eligible for VVCS. Access to VVCS services will also available to partners and dependent children, up to the age of 26, of these newly eligible service men and women.
In addition, the partners, dependent children aged up to 26, and parents of members killed in service-related incidents will be eligible for VVCS support.
For help, to learn more, or to check eligibility, call 1800 011 046.
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) 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 military service.
VVCS counsellors have an understanding of military culture and can work with clients to find effective solutions for improved mental health and wellbeing.
VVCS provides the following services:
- 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.
Am I eligible?
For help, to learn more, or to check eligibility for VVCS services, call 1800 011 046 or visit the VVCS website.