The military way of life can create a range of challenges for relationships and families. Frequent relocations, long periods of time apart, and the risks of operational deployments can be stressful and have the potential to impact upon mental health and well-being.

You may also be experiencing loss and grief through separation, divorce and being a single parent, or through the death of a family member, friend or colleague. 

Coming home fact sheet (PDF, 811.1 KB)

Away from home fact sheet (PDF, 749.29 KB)

Grief fact sheet (PDF, 741.07 KB)

Death and Mortuary Affairs fact sheet (PDF, 784.92 KB)

Getting help

Defence offers a range of support to ADF Members and families experiencing difficulties. You can seek support via the Helplines page.