The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH) of the University of Melbourne aims to achieve significant improvements in the recognition, prevention, and treatment of mental health problems in past and present members of the Australian Defence Force and other defined Australian populations. ACPMH and the Australian Defence Force has a Memorandum of Understanding which includes these key areas:

  • Provision of specialist advice on issues relating to posttraumatic mental health
  • Specialist advice on mental health issues relating to the transition of personnel from the ADF to DVA
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of ADF services for posttraumatic mental health conditions
  • Training and educating ADF health personnel in the area of traumatic stress
  • Providing specialist advice on research
  • Facilitating links with key international military mental health and traumatic stress experts.

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