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Summer reading

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As well as providing access to useful resources, the team at Anzac Centre will often suggest a book or webinar for additional information. We’ve put together a selection of veteran mental health resources for you to read, listen and view.


Post‐traumatic stress disorder: a state‐of‐the‐art review of evidence and challenges
An article by Prof Richard A Bryant that appeared in World Psychiatry

One Woman’s War and Peace. A Nurse’s Journey Through the Royal Australian Air Force
A book written by Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd), who worked as a Registered Nurse at Calvary Hospital, Hobart from 1996–1999, including two years in the operating theatre, before joining the Royal Australian Air Force as a Nursing Officer in 1999. This year, Sharon became an ambassador for Phoenix Australia.


Life on the Line podcast
Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories.

Invictus Games – The Soldier and The Story
A podcast about Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, an Electronic Warfare Specialist in the Royal Australian Navy dealing with severe depression and anxiety for over two years.

We all wear it differently
An interview with Sarah Joyce, a clinical psychologist and trauma therapist who works in her own private practice and as a consultant clinician for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program for war veterans at the Geelong Clinic, and previously at the Austin Repatriation Hospital at Heidelberg.

An interview with Nicole Sadler about veteran mental health
A recent radio interview with Nicole Sadler, Associate Professor and Head of Policy and Practice at Phoenix Australia’s Centre For Post Traumatic Health.


Mental Health and the Military Experience – Putting Research into practice 
A panel of experts explores current research themes in veteran mental health, how to incorporate research findings into clinical practice, and tips on how to keep abreast of research developments.

Practitioner Forum – Presentation Videos
The Practitioner Forum was hosted by Phoenix Australia’s Centenary of Anzac Centre in partnership with the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs and the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (Open Arms) to talk about innovations in treatment and to provide the opportunity for delegates to share their ideas for innovations and improvements in military and veteran mental health.

Advances in Brain Stimulation Treatments
Professor Paul Fitzgerald from Epworth Healthcare and Monash University discusses advances in brain stimulation treatments, particularly Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), with a focus on the promising work done to date in PTSD.

Advances in Adjunctive Treatments for PTSD
Professor Kim Felmingham from the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, discusses a range of adjunctive treatments for PTSD, and provides the latest evidence on their effectiveness as an alternative or adjunct to exposure-based treatments.

Online resources

Phoenix Australia – guidelines on presentation, assessment and treatment recommendations for PTSD in military and ex-military personnel.

At Ease – helpful information on understanding the veteran experience and military culture.

Open Arms – counselling services for veterans, their families and children (including adult children).

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Transition and Wellbeing Research Program