Fighting Fit

Fighting Fit

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About Fighting Fit

‘Fighting Fit’ is a resource for all current and ex-serving ADF Members and their families. There are also targeted resources for specific personnel and situations, including Commanders, Reservists, ADF Members preparing for deployment, veterans, and health professionals.

Accessing ADF Mental Health & Psychology Services

Please call 000 for support in an emergency.

Defence is committed to promoting positive mental health for all ADF members and to enabling access to care that is recovery oriented. Early identification and access to treatment and rehabilitation for mental health issues are key priorities for Defence.

Mental health support is predominantly provided to members through the Mental Health and Psychology Services (MHPS) located on bases around Australia. Accessing support via an MHPS can occur by self referral, commander or manager initiated referral, or via referral by a medical or other health professional.

Self referral is where an ADF member contacts the service provider directly to obtain mental health or psychological services. Upon self referral, either by telephone, email or walk-in, you will undergo an intake assessment with a mental health provider either in person or over the phone. Defence members seeking to access specialist psychiatric services will require a referral from a Medical Officer.

Regional Mental Health Team Contacts

Telephone and/or Online Support and Counselling Services

The following links provide details of services that provide 24/7 telephone and/or online support and counselling services for health and wellbeing issues.

These are not emergency services. For emergencies please call 000 (triple zero).

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets on a range of health and wellbeing topics are available for your reference, and include information on where to find help and support.