Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Fighting fit for important mission

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kerryn Seaborn takes a group physical training session on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kerryn Seaborn takes a group physical training session on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Burpees, push-ups and sit-ups strengthen more than just muscle; physical fitness improves resilience and sharpens mental capacity to deliver a force that is ‘fit to fight’. 

Canberra’s padres offer counsel and support to all

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The two chaplains deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 may have different religions but their roles were the same: to counsel and provide pastoral care to all on board.

Men and women of Moreton put their resilience to the test

Published on by LS Hayden Eyles (author and photographer)

The ship’s company of HMAS Moreton gathers on top of Mount Coolum after a hot climb as part of its annual resilience training activity. (photo: )

The ship’s company of HMAS Moreton gathers on top of Mount Coolum after a hot climb as part of its annual resilience training activity.

The ship’s company of HMAS Moreton have put their resilience to the test in a training activity at the Glass House Mountains, just north of Brisbane.

Navy officer honoured as role model at Gargi Awards

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

Navy’s Principal Chaplain Colin Acton congratulates Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing on her Gargi Award in the Defence, Police, Fire and Emergency Services category. (photo: Unknown)

Navy’s Principal Chaplain Colin Acton congratulates Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing on her Gargi Award in the Defence, Police, Fire and Emergency Services category.

It was a proud moment for Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing, when she was recently recognised By the Hindu Council of Australia with a Gargi Award.

Principal Chaplain's end of year message

Published on by PCHA Collin Acton (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

File image: Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton speaks about the Chaplaincy Reporting Tool, that was launched in January 2017.  (photo: Jay Cronan)

File image: Director-General Chaplaincy Navy PCHA Collin Acton speaks about the Chaplaincy Reporting Tool, that was launched in January 2017.

When you hear the word Christmas, what images pop into your mind?

Putting mental health and wellbeing into action

Published on by Vanessa Barone (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

File image: Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Mark Rigney inspects sailors before the combined HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell Freedom of Entry to Nowra, NSW, November 2018. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

File image: Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Mark Rigney inspects sailors before the combined HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell Freedom of Entry to Nowra, NSW, November 2018.

Committed to the care for our people, Navy has recently released the Navy Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2018-2023.

Stepping towards better mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Canberra based ADF and APS staff and their families participate in the Defence Mental Health Day Bridge-to-Bridge Walk held around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Canberra based ADF and APS staff and their families participate in the Defence Mental Health Day Bridge-to-Bridge Walk held around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

Navy personnel have stepped out in Canberra as part of a group of around 300 Defence personnel showing support to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Brave sailor shares story of her struggle

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), University of SA (photographer), PLTOFF Aaron Curran (photographer)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology. (photo: University of SA)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology.

It was during one of the long commutes home from work at Joint Operations Command that Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill figured out she had a problem.

‘Risky business’ at HMAS Albatross

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

CO HMAS Albatross, CAPT Fiona Sneath with Mr Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, VA, and Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, CAPT Peter Ashworth. (photo: Unknown)

CO HMAS Albatross, CAPT Fiona Sneath with Mr Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, VA, and Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, CAPT Peter Ashworth.

HMAS Albatross was honoured to be able to hear from Mr Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, VA on Friday 28 July.

Sharing their stories with Veterans' Affairs

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

Defence personnel participating in a panel discussion in Melbourne as a part of the Department of Veterans' Affairs' 'It's Why We're Here' program. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Defence personnel participating in a panel discussion in Melbourne as a part of the Department of Veterans' Affairs' 'It's Why We're Here' program.

Three Navy personnel from HMAS Cerberus participated in a panel discussion in Melbourne recently as a part of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) 'It’s Why We’re Here' program, sharing the challenges they faced upon returning from deployment, and their experiences engaging with the DVA to get help.