A Review of Suicide and Self-harm Prevention Services

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The National Mental Health Commission is conducting a review of suicide and self-harm prevention services available to serving and ex serving members of the ADF and their families.

We are holding group discussions on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich for both Ex ADF members and family members of Ex ADF to be held during the week starting the 24th October.

The content of the group discussions will cover:

  • The range of services available to current and former serving members and their families.
  • The effectiveness of these services in supporting members and their families while they serve, as they transition from Defence to civilian life, and later in their civilian life.
  • Any duplication or gaps in current services and how they might be addressed.
  • Any barriers to current and former serving members accessing services, taking into account cultural relevance, availability of providers, employment, functional capacity and degree of ill health.
  • The extent to which former serving members utilise services provided by other parts of government, ex-service organisations, the private sector or non-government organisations

The session we are running are as follows:

24th October

The Sunshine Coast, Caloundra (for a more specific address please register your intent to attend)

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Session 1 Ex ADF Members

5:00pm – 6:30pm – Session 2 Family members of Ex ADF

25th October

Brisbane, Lutwyche (for a more specific address please register your intent to attend)

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Session 1 Ex ADF Members

5:00pm – 6:30pm – Session 2 Family members of Ex ADF

26th October

Ipswich, Booval (for a more specific address please register your intent to attend)

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Session 1 Ex ADF Members

5:00pm – 6:30pm – Session 2 Family members of Ex ADF

Refreshments will be provided at the sessions.

If you are an Ex ADF Member or a family member of an Ex ADF Member and would like to participate in these group discussion please contact Allanah Byrne on 07 5491 5456 or abyrne@connetica.com.au to register, and for information on the specific date, time and location.

Please note: Spaces are Limited.

Please note: The group discussions for Ex ADF Members and Family of Ex ADF are two separate sessions.

Please note: There will be a clinician or counsellor in attendance of the sessions to provide support if necessary.

 

The group discussions will be entirely confidential.

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