The Australian veteran service and support sector is large and complex. The wide variety of providers that exist to support our veterans and their families nationally across government, non-government, corporate and charity organisations numbers well into the thousands.
Easily and quickly identifying and accessing the services and support that are relevant for you and your family can be difficult and frustrating. A lack of clarity and simplicity can result in service delivery failure, confusion and negative mental health impacts despite the good will and best intentions of all involved.
In addition, the terrible scourge of veteran suicide continues to impact our community. Since 2001, more than thirty times the number of ADF veterans killed on operations have taken their own lives. Most were under 40 years old. This is a call to action. The needs of our veteran community, particularly around mental health and wellbeing support have never been clearer.