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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 wellbeing.

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.

Where can I get help?

Defence offers a range of support to ADF Members and families experiencing difficulties, through the Defence Community Organisation. You can also seek support via the Need Help Now? page or the Health and Rehabilitation Services page.

Further Information

Information and support from external organisations can be found at the following links:

7 November, 2017