Veteran stories

FACING NEW ENEMIES

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Many Australian veterans return home only to face new enemies that make day to day life a constant battle. Read their stories and find out how you can help.

Introduction

Veterans of all generations & countries face new enemies when returning

RSL DefenceCare provides safe, compassionate and practical assistance to veterans and their families when they’re in crisis. We provide assistance with claims and advocacy so veterans can access the treatment that they need. We also provide counselling services and financial assistance when there’s no one else to turn to in times of crisis. RSL DefenceCare’s a safe harbour for veteran’s when they really need it.

Defence is a high risk occupation, its physically and mentally demanding with exposure to some of the worst situations that most of us can imagine. Despite rigorous training and selection, some people will suffer mental health issues as a result. Anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression are some of the invisible battles that our veteran’s face as a consequence of their service.

By supporting RSL DefenceCare and donating to RSL DefenceCare you can help our veteran’s who once served our country at the time when they need it most; when they’re struggling.

RSL DefenceCare, Always there.

Facing new enemies

by Robyn Collins - Head of RSL DefenceCare

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Serving in the Defence Force is a high-risk occupation. It’s physically and mentally demanding with exposure to some of the worst situations imaginable. Some Defence members can suffer mental health issues such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress and depression - invisible battles as a consequence of their service and fights that continue even when they return home.

These health issues are the new enemies that rage war on some of our veterans - and why organisations like RSL DefenceCare are needed.

Help us help them

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RSL DefenceCare provides safe, compassionate and practical assistance to veterans and their families.

As well as help with claims, advocacy and treatment, we also provide counselling services and financial aid when there’s no one else to turn to.

RSL DefenceCare is dedicated to helping our returned soldiers with life after war. Your donations help us help them. Text CARE to 1990 1111* ($5/message received, 25c/message sent).

If veterans and their families are struggling to cope, we’re only a phone call away