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Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free and confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 45 46). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.

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THE HON DAN TEHAN MP MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS MINISTER FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR CYBER SECURITY MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC

7 March 2017

Improved self-help resource available

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said improvements to an online resource for current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) would better help them manage stress.

Mr Tehan said the High Res website had been updated following user feedback to make it easier to use.

“The High Res website is a valuable tool that current and former ADF personnel can use to help them manage stress,” Mr Tehan said.

“Improvements to the website include a simple step-by-step guide to developing a personal action plan, tips for better sleep and self-help tools on controlled breathing, muscle relaxation, managing negative or distracting thoughts and emotions.

“Current and former ADF personnel are increasingly seeking digital support and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is meeting this growing need through a range of mental health websites and apps.

“I encourage serving and ex-serving members of the ADF and their families to visit the refreshed High Res website.”

The High Res resource can be accessed through DVA’s At Ease portal at (https://at-ease.dva.gov.au/highres/ ).

Media enquiries: Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894 Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203