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Learning from veterans about successful ageing

Successful ageing emphasises a diversity of positive conditions during older age, such as physical fitness and health, optimal cognitive functioning, positive emotional states, and social involvement. An ongoing investigation with older Australian military veterans is developing an evidence base for how to promote successful ageing in this population. The majority (68.3%) of clients of the…

Occupational rehabilitation helping to achieve employment goals

Alison McIlveen is the National Military Account Manager at IPAR. The occupational rehabilitation service works with Australians to improve their health and employment opportunities, and…

Evidence-based treatment and coordination of healthcare are key for veterans

The Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme examined the impact of military service on the mental, physical and social health of serving and ex-serving military members…

What are the mental health risks affecting Australian veterans, and how can they be helped?

Advances in medicine have ensured Australians in general are living for longer than in previous generations. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics from 2018…

Personalising treatment options for success

Understanding the treatment preferences of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to greater levels of sustained engagement with treatment. A new research study…

A conversation with Special Interest Group members

The Centenary of Anzac Centre and Phoenix Australia jointly hosted more than 100 members from Professional Colleges and Special Interest Groups on Military and Veteran…

Understanding problem anger and its causes in Australian veterans

An innovative study into problem anger and its causes in Australian veterans is set to provide new insights into the ways that anger is experienced…

Supporting the mental health of Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans Day on 18th August is an opportunity to focus on how we can support the mental health of the 60,000 Australians who were…

Research improves treatment outcomes for veterans

Research and trials are an important part of Phoenix Australia and the Anzac Centre. Worldwide, researchers are looking for new ways to help veterans who…

Creating ‘living’ guidelines for PTSD

In 2007, Phoenix Australia developed the first Australian guidelines for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Now they are being developing into ‘living’ guidelines that…

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