Veteran mental health and wellbeing strategy and national action plan 2020-2023

Mental health promotion Mental health Veterans Australia

While mental health services have been evolving, veterans have also been changing. The duration and nature of recent and current military conflicts has materially changed the mental health profile of modern veterans. Some veterans and their families have complex needs, both in terms of their physical and mental health, and the interactions between them.

The Australian government has been aware of the changing veteran health profile and has learned a great deal from the research, reviews and investigations undertaken over the past few years.

These reviews have led to significant policy measures, which have improved the services and supports available to veterans and their families.

Veterans, current serving members, families, government, researchers, peak health bodies, service providers and ex-service organisation (ESOs) all collaborated on the design of this strategy document.

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