Military and Emergency Services Health Australia is dedicated to providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services. Knowledge is key.
The more we understand about the challenges we are facing, the better equipped we will be to recognise and address any difficulties that may arise.
There is a wealth of information out there to assist military and emergency service personnel and their families gain insight into the symptoms they are experiencing, the resources available to them and the factors that will hep them feel more in control of their condition(s). The difficult part is where to find them.
A list of information, guides and resources are provided below:
Disclaimer: These links are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement. Some topics listed may trigger an emotional response. If that is the case, please seek assistance from a mental health professional, GP, counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist.
This Guide is for families of veterans and emergency service first responders, such as police, paramedics, fire fighters and state emergency services personnel. It has been developed to help you understand more about supporting your
service member in seeking help if their job starts to affect their mental health and wellbeing.
Family members are likely to be the first to notice that something is not right. You will also find information about looking after your own wellbeing and links to resources that might be of assistance.
This evidence informed guide was developed from research interviews with family members.
This Guide enhances understanding of what it means to be a family member of a veteran or first responder. It describes the unique nature of service families, the family’s role in encouraging and supporting help-seeking, the unique impacts of service life on families and the ways in which the family, or family member, might be included as a partner in therapeutic care.
This guide is intended to assist mental health professionals in engaging families in the care of their service member.
This guide aims to highlight the complex and individual experience of PTS that, when considered carefully, will produce more accurate, compelling and original media reporting.
A visual representation of the Wave 1 results from the After the Fires Research Study are presented below.
This study examined the wellbeing and resilience of Australia’s Emergency Services following the 2019-20 bushfires.
A summary of the PTS research in relation to Veterans and First Responders available up to and including 2018