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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…

Using work to help heal mental illness

The right type of employment can be an important step towards recovery for veterans experiencing mental illness. Traditional rehabilitation models use a ‘train and place’…

From the Navy to the corporate world

Emma Sharrock successfully transitioned from the Royal Australian Navy to running her own change management business. Her message to veterans considering the transition: Know the…

Collaborating with ESOs to support veteran mental health

On 29 April, the Centenary of Anzac Centre hosted more than 60 people from a range of ex-service organisations (ESOs) for a day of networking,…

Meet Dr Richard Bonwick

Our Practitioner Support Service team and consultants include veteran mental health experts from a range of disciplines. Dr Richard Bonwick is a Consultant Psychiatrist who…

Winter reading list

  Over the year, the team at the Practitioner Support Service have been talking to practitioners across Australia about veteran mental health topics. As well…

What are the latest developments in veteran and military mental health?

Professor Richard Bryant, Scientia Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, shares his thoughts and insights. Professor Richard Bryant…

Harnessing technology for mental health

I have long believed that technology offers a way of reaching people with mental health problems, improving their experience and the effectiveness of treatment, as…

Evidence-based practice – Why does it matter?

How can evidence-based practice and care help practitioners and the veteran community – and what exactly is it? Dr Mark Hinton describes evidence-based practice in…

Meet Jane Pool

Our Practitioner Support Service team includes veteran mental health experts from a range of disciplines. Here, we introduce Jane Pool, Consultant Mental Health Social Worker…

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