Get support to manage anxiety, depression or stress
Our team is available 9am – 10pm weekdays and 9am – 5pm weekends. Partners in Wellbeing is not affiliated in any way with the Defence Force
- Information shared is strictly private and confidential, and will not be shared with any other parties
- Support with DVA and relevant paperwork from a fellow Veteran Lived Experience Worker.
Call 1300 375 330 and select option 3 to connect you to veterans support.
Support from Veterans to manage in difficult times
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 things 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.
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, making it harder to cope, stay connected or manage wellbeing.
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. To refer someone else, please use the below referral form for the service providing Partners in Wellbeing in your region.
Looking for Mental Health and Wellbeing Local and Hub Services?
Partners in wellbeing can assist with access and navigation for yourself or someone you know to Mental Health and Wellbeing Local and Hub Services in your region.
Veterans support enquiry
Let the Partners in Wellbeing Veterans support team know how they can help.
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