Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

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.

Submariners - Fit to Fight

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.   (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Physical fitness plays a significant role in maintaining a force which is fit to fight, and for Navy submariners at sea maintaining this high state of readiness is now a little easier.

Chaplain returns to Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling.

The Navy’s Submarine Force Chaplain has returned to the role after several years away providing capability to a variety of units within the RAN.

ADF children meet bullying head on

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12). (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12).

After 10 weeks of anti-bullying training, 20 children of ADF members have passed the first stages of becoming superheroes of the playground.

 

Easter message from Navy's Head Chaplain

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

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton.

As the weekend passes and many in Navy are sailing away from their families and loved ones to support Australia’s interests, let’s take time to reflect on our lives and the challenges before us.

Moreton embraces resilience development

Published on by ABML-P Caitlyn Motum (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland.

Team building and resilience was the theme for Navy members from HMAS Moreton and surrounding outstations as they recently participated in a range of outdoor activities.