Mental health

Current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force are some of the most resilient people in the country. They are selected and trained to do what they do. But they—and their families—are not immune to the effects of their work.

Staying resilient, with good mental health and a positive frame of mind, means you are better equipped to manage stress and tackle life’s challenges.

Good mental health enables you to:

  • feel good about yourself and your life
  • respond constructively to stress in your life
  • cope with things that come up in your life
  • improve your self-esteem and confidence.

DVA has information, advice and useful tools for you to learn more about mental health and better manage symptoms of mental ill health. If you think you might need help, try the At Ease mental health website first.

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