Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Resilience program proves positive

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), ABEW Bryce Watson (photographer)

Ever watchful, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Mitchell Morton offers encouragement and motivation during a PT session onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Ever watchful, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Mitchell Morton offers encouragement and motivation during a PT session onboard HMAS Darwin.

Every day onboard HMAS Darwin you will see a large number of ship’s company sweating it out on the flight deck or focsle under the watchful eye of Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Mitchell Morton.

Battle of bridges conquered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km.

Defence personnel based in Western Australia have stopped traffic in its tracks, closing the causeway to Garden Island in the name of fitness and wellbeing.

Seeking assistance key to lifting stigma

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs with The Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty  launched the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 on World Mental Health Day. The Strategy consolidates and recognises Defence's commitment to a whole of organisation approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Defence personnel. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs with The Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty launched the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 on World Mental Health Day. The Strategy consolidates and recognises Defence's commitment to a whole of organisation approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Defence personnel.

Dispelling the stigma attached to mental health concerns is one of the key aims of the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 recently released in Canberra.

Drug testing trial enhances detection

Published on by By Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

A Urinalysis testing kit which remains an effective method for prohibited substance testing and deterrence of drug use. (photo: Unknown)

A Urinalysis testing kit which remains an effective method for prohibited substance testing and deterrence of drug use.

The Australian Defence Force is trialling hair and saliva testing as part of the Prohibited Substance Testing Program, from 1 October to 31 July next year, the new regime will be in addition to the existing urine tests.

Support for those in need

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Sam Birch (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs helps launch the Engage Website  (photo: Sam Birch)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs helps launch the Engage Website

A new website aims to improve support for wounded, injured and ill current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, their families and those who assist with their care.

Alternative path to health reopens

Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017. (photo: Unknown)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017.

Navy members facing health and wellbeing issues can turn to their creative side for assistance, with applications again open for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Medical mission in Kabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT (Army) Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Senior nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (front) with the deployed Task Group Afghanistan medical team in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Senior nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (front) with the deployed Task Group Afghanistan medical team in Kabul, Afghanistan.

There is no such thing as a typical day for the 14 Australian Defence Force medical personnel working at the Hamid Karzai International Airport coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Underwater medicine knowledge deepened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer Lieutenant Commander Douglas Falconer in front of Vietnam People's Navy Hospital Ship Khanh Hoa at the Port of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer Lieutenant Commander Douglas Falconer in front of Vietnam People's Navy Hospital Ship Khanh Hoa at the Port of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Two Australian Defence Force Medical Officers with specialist knowledge in underwater medicine have completed a very successful information exchange program with the Vietnam People's Armed Forces in Vietnam during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017.

Rehabilitation results through creativity

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues. (photo: Unknown)

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues.

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues.

Improving transition services for outgoing members

Published on by Emily Carnevale (author), Ashleigh Macpherson (author)

Defence members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services. (photo: Unknown)

Defence members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services.

Australian Defence Force members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services.