It was our first posting and it was a huge one from Brisbane to Perth. A long flight over with two small children, stuck in an apartment for two weeks trying to scramble for things to keep the little people entertained. And let’s not forget the never-ending, tedious task of unpacking and assembling all of … Continue reading Driver Licence and Registration
Social Connection is the theme of this year’s Veterans’ Health Week which runs from October 24 to November 1. This year has thrown us all challenges and presented us with many barriers to social connection which have been out of our control. We know Defence Families often face more challenges than most in staying connected for many … Continue reading Veterans’ Health Week – Queensland
We recently talked to ADF partner, Hannah who works in Cairns. Tell us about the group you work/volunteer for and your role. My name is Hannah and I’m the Cairns Defence Community Support Group (CDCSG) Coordinator. Myself and two other navy wives, Joanna & Lucy, started the CDSCG from scratch just one year ago. How … Continue reading Cairns Defence Community Support Group
Reprinted with permission from ADF Family Health We have launched a refreshed ADF Family Health Program website. The website still contains useful information to assist you in understanding the program and to manage your family allowance. To view the new website please go to adffamilyhealth.com. Dental Comparison Tool Designed to assist you to manage your … Continue reading News from the ADF Family Health Program
We recently talked to Kristina (Adelaide/Woodside Coordinator) about her volunteer role with the Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc. Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role The Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc is a non-profit organisation established to assist Navy, Army and Air Force families with a family member with … Continue reading Volunteering at Defence Special Needs Support Group Inc.
We spoke with Sophie about her role as a volunteer with Kookaburra Kids. Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role. The group I volunteer for is called Kookaburra Kids. They are an organisation that support children aged 8-18, living in families affected by mental illness. The program organises camps and activity … Continue reading Volunteering for Kookaburra Kids
Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role. I volunteer for Pearce Community Group, I am currently the secretary, previously I was the president and one of the founding members. We are still just a small group but aim to connect and support Defence families of the northern suburbs of Perth. How … Continue reading Volunteer work in the Defence Community
We spoke with Andony Chambers recently, one of the state Directors at Open Arms. We wanted to know some of the ways ADF partners and members can reach out for help with their mental health. Open Arms provides mental health and wellbeing support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families. What … Continue reading Making the decision to call Open Arms