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Support Services

General information and contact details of some of Australia’s support organisations for service personnel and their families are listed here.

MESHA group

For Immediate Support and General Information

Emergency Service Support Organisations

Phone

Website

SA State Emergency Volunteers Association

The Country Fire Service Volunteers Association

Ambulance Employees Association of SA

SAPOL Employee Assistance Program (Provided by Corporate Health Group CHG)

Australian Federal Police - EAP

Police Association of South Australia

South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) - Peer Support Program

South Australia Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)

SAFECOM's Stress Prevention and Management Program (SPAM)

South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) - EAP Provider (Cognition)

Department of Correctional Services- EAP Coordinator

Military and Emergency Services Health Australia

Defence and Veteran Support Organisations

Phone

Website

Opens Arms (Counselling and Case Management)

Military and Emergency Services Health Australia

The ADF Confidential All-Hours Support Line (in Australia)

The ADF Confidential All-Hours Support Line (Outside Australia)

Defence Community Organisation (DCO)

Defence Families of Australia (DFA)

Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs

The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (SA Branch) Inc

Royal Australia Airforce Association South Australian Division

Navy Association of Australia (SA Section

The Royal Australian Regiment Association SA

War Widows’ Guild Of Australia SA Inc

Ex Prisoner of War Association SA

TPI Association of South Australia (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated

Families, Partners, Carers or Children

Phone

Website

Defence Member Family and Support (DMFS) Branch

Military and Emergency Services Health Australia: Family and Individual Therapy

The ADF Confidential All-Hours Support Line (in Australia)

The ADF Confidential All-Hours Support Line (Outside Australia)

Defence Families of Australia (DFA)

Carers SA (Counselling)

Legacy Adelaide (veteran families)

Open Arms (veteran families)

SAFECOM's Stress Prevention and Management Program (SPAM)

SAPOL Employee Assistance Program (Provided by Corporate Health Group CHG)

South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) - Peer Support Program

Headspace (12–25 year olds)

Relationships Australia (Metro)

Relationships Australia (Regional)

Partners of Veterans Association

Aboriginal Medical Service Cooperative Limited

Police Federation of Australia - Wellbeing Portal

Department of Correctional Services- Critical Incident Support Service

Black Dog Institute

Doing it Tough

Drug and Alcohol Services

Phone

Website

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Family Violence Service

Phone

Website

If experiencing Family Violence contact 1800 RESPECT on the phoneline or webpage

Women’s Information Service

Phone

Website

Available in each state and territory with referral services available for you, from health, wellbeing to legal services.

Other Resources

Phone

Website

Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling

Phoenix Australia - Centre for PostTraumatic Mental Health

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