Speak to a fellow veteran for support with isolation, stress, worry, anxiety or feeling low

Free, confidential, one-on-one support to help you cope and provide emotional support when and as you need it.

Get support to manage anxiety, depression or stress

Our team are available 9am – 10pm weekdays and 9am – 5pm weekends.

Call and select option 3 to connect you to veterans support.

Call 1300 375 330

Support from Veterans to manage in difficult times

For some Veterans, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on mental health and wellbeing.

This free service offers one-on-one support from a lived experience veteran to help you improve your wellbeing, develop strategies to cope and provide emotional support when and as you need it.

Looking into the issues

Working with a fellow veteran, you explore what is causing your stress or anxiety and help you gain clarity on your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Conversations will be a safe place for you to talk privately about your experiences without judgement.  

Getting thing in order

Through support and practical advice, your fellow veteran will help you find strategies to manage stress, anxiety and improve your wellbeing and resilience.

Get on with life

We help you to identify people in your life, support services, and  other resources to draw on during times of stress.

If required, your fellow  veteran will  assist  you  to  link with other support services in your local community.

Keep connected

We keep in regular contact with you to provide emotional support, practical assistance and help you use the strategies you have identified to manage your stress, anxiety and improve your wellbeing.

Support for families, carers and significant others

Carers may experience these challenges in their own right in addition to providing care to a loved one.

Support is available for carers, family and others who also may be particularly vulnerable during this time, with the additional distress of COVID-19, making it harder to cope, stay connected or manage wellbeing.

Eligibility

Veterans support

To be eligible for the Veterans support service, you need to be 16 or over and:

  • Live in Victoria
  • Experiencing increased life stressors
  • Your usual coping strategies are not working
  • noticing signs of anxiety, depression or stress that have lasted more than a few weeks

Signs of anxiety, depression or stress

  • low mood or feeling down
  • feeling overwhelmed and unsafe
  • low energy
  • feelings of hopelessness
  • fear, nervousness or worrying
  • avoidance of social situations
  • thoughts of self-harm or harm to others.

Refer someone you know

If you would like to refer someone you know, you must first discuss this with them and have their consent to make the referral on their behalf.

We encourage referrals from people who identify as LGBTIQ, culturally diverse, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, veterans and people experiencing homelessness.

Referral forms

To refer someone else, please use the below referral form for the service providing Partners in Wellbeing in your region.

Veterans support enquiry

Let the Partners in Wellbeing Veterans support team know how they can help.

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All information collected by Partners in Wellbeing is used to support or improve the service. More details about how we use any information we collect is outlined in our privacy statement.

Partners in Wellbeing does not offer crisis or emergency support. If you or someone you care for needs immediate emergency support, please call 000 or Lifeline 13 11 14.

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