Finding the strength to overcome the challenges of transition

By Jeanette Svehla, VMHS Manager, Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury

Serving in the military requires intense physical and mental conditioning, but does not entirely prepare you for the transition back into civilian life.

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury is offering a new integrated third-party service for veterans, family members and carers who live, work or are educated in the following NSW local government areas: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Willoughby, Northern Beaches, as well as parts of Ryde and North Sydney.

Our Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (VMHS) can help build problem-solving skills and support your transition with a tailored program that caters specifically to your unique experiences and complex needs.

VMHS provides not only independent, confidential and trustworthy support from clinical and community professionals, it also gives the veteran community access to Lifeline’s entire suite of counselling and group support services, including financial counselling, legal assistance, the Managing Your Mood program and the Suicide Bereavement Support group. Visit the Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury website to find out more. We would be grateful if you could complete the survey on the website. Your views will help guide our planning.

Lifeline is a trusted leader in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. We understand better than most just how much strength and courage it takes to reach out for help when you’re confronted by challenges.

So, take that important first step and contact us today. Our team stands ready to support your transition to post-military life, and to work with you and your family to achieve your goals.