Update on Veterans Mental Health & Wellbeing Service

Lifeline H2H has begun building relationships with individuals, groups and organisations supporting the veteran community. These vital connections will enable more veterans within our area to access the counselling support and referral pathways offered by our Veterans Mental Health & Wellbeing Service.

CEO Elizabeth Lovell and Psychologist Jeanette Svehla have been forging important ties with:

  • Homes for Heroes (part of RSL Life Care, which offers retirement living in Narrabeen, with a part reserved for veterans who are homeless)
  • Concord Hospital, which has a section devoted to the rehabilitation of veterans
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
  • National Veterans Centre
  • Local individuals who advocate on behalf of veterans

“We have been purposeful and proactive in making connections at the grassroots level with people and organisations already directly involved with veterans,” Jeanette says. “Our aim is to seek out veterans who might benefit from the varied clinical services

(including treatment and support groups) and community services Lifeline H2H offers – for example, our financial counselling, which can assist with budget and debt management. We will work with veterans to ease their transition back to civilian life, build resilience and get them back on track.”

If you know of anyone who has served in the armed forces – or their family members or carers – and could be helped by our free, independent, confidential VMHW Service, please encourage them to find out more here.