DVA’s recovery program for post-traumatic stress

DVA funds a number of hospitals across Australia to deliver Trauma Recovery Programs.

16 February 2021

These programs focus on helping veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other common challenges by supporting psychological growth and recovery.

Each hospital provides a specialised program using evidence-informed care. To be eligible you must be either a veteran who is a DVA client or a current-serving Australian Defence Force member. If you are currently serving, you will need to be referred to the program by Defence.

To learn more about the program, please contact one of the hospitals in your state or territory and speak to the coordinators directly. A list of these contacts can be found on the Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling website

The hospital will assess your eligibility and, where appropriate, allocate you to a treatment group. Wait times before treatment starts may vary.

If you or a family member needs immediate help, please call Open Arms on 1800 011 046 for free and confidential 24/7 support. 

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