Counselling services

Settling back into civilian life after a tour of duty is never easy and can lead to depression or cause problems at home. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs offers a free and confidential counselling service.

Founded by returning Vietnam veterans the Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service (VVCS) is a specialised, free, confidential Australia-wide service for Australian veterans of all conflicts and peacekeeping operations and their families.

VVCS staff are professionally qualified with skills in working with life problems faced by veterans and their families. They can also provide a wide range of programs and treatment for war and service related mental health conditions. VVCS is available 24 hours, phone 1800 011 046 or visit Department of Veterans Affairs.