Open Arms – Veteran’s & Families Counselling Service

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Open Arms
340 Ross River Road, Cranbrook, Townsville 4814

Open Arms - Veteran's & Families Counselling Service, formerly Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service (VVCS), was established by the Australian Government in 1982. Since then, access to our service has been to extended to veterans of all conflicts, their families and other members of the ADF and ex serving community.

Open Arms provides free and confidential services to anyone who has served at least one day in the Australian Defence Forces, and their families.

Open Arms is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week on 1800 011 046.

We understand that your situation is unique to you and some issues are more difficult than others. Open Arms has a wide range of support services, programs and workshops available. This includes:

  • Counselling - Individual, Couples and Family
  • Complex Case Management
  • Peer Support
  • Mental Health Training Programs
  • Group Treatment Programs and Workshops
  • Crisis Accommodation Support

We have support in major city centres and outreach counsellors that service all of Australia.

Open Arms also offers extended eligibility to the wider community with suicide prevention training.

Visit us on Facebook @OpenArmsVeteransAndFamiliesCounselling and Instagram @openarmspeers

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