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Delivering high quality research with meaningful and practical health and wellbeing outcomes for our current and former Military and Emergency Services and their families.

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Military and Emergency Services Health Australia is a not-for-profit collaborative research institute dedicated to delivering high quality research and programs to positively impact the mental health and wellbeing of our current and former Military and Emergency Services and their families.

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Our Research

Promoting positive mental health in early career emergency services volunteers

Year Commenced April 2020

Accumulative stress response in female emergency service first responders

Year Commenced February 2018

After the Fires: Supporting the Ongoing Wellbeing and Resilience of Australia’s First Responders Following the 2019-20 Bushfires

Year Commenced June 2020

An evaluation of the use of service dogs as a treatment adjunct for PTSD

Year Commenced 2016

Art therapy for Defence and Emergency Service with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)

Year Commenced February 2018

Our Programs

Culturally relevant programs and models of care designed to support and address both the individual and service-specific mental health and wellbeing needs of Australia’s current and former military and emergency service personnel and their families.

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Support Us

As a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group, MESHA is only able to operate by raising philanthropic funds from the community. There are many ways you can get involved, find out how you can help.

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Latest News

MESHA Remembrance Day Breakfast 2021

Military & Emergency Services Health Australia’s 14th Annual Remembrance Day Breakfast 2021

On Thursday 11 November 2021, we were pleased to welcome over 450 guests to celebrate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s veterans, both past and present.

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Six Key Findings to Help Service Families in Australian-First Guide

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Day 3 Global Alliance Conference on Post Traumatic Stress

Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress 2019

The Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress (GACoPTS) 2019 showcased the latest research, effective models of care for trauma, the power of collaboration and future directions for wellbeing for current and former military, emergency service personnel and their families.

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Invictus Pathways Program

$250,000 Grant to Bolster Invictus Pathways Program for Service Men and Women

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