Towards a Blueprint: Ensuring mainstream services are accessible and effective for veterans, defence personnel, and their families

Mainstream services already play a significant role in supporting veterans, defence personnel and their families. However, this role could be significantly expanded by improvements to mainstream services to enhance engagement and effectiveness. This paper is intended to address this gap by providing the basis for the development of a blueprint for reform in this area. It is the result of collaboration of three organisations: Suicide Prevention Australia, Mental Health Australia and Relationships Australia. This paper utilises the expertise in all three organisations, as well as drawing on previous research and inquires with relevant findings, and on specific consultation work undertaken on this issue.

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