Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

New facility aids spiritual health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Chaplaincy Centre Coordinator Chaplain Grant Ludlow addresses attendees at the official opening of the  Multi-Faith Prayer Room. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Cerberus Chaplaincy Centre Coordinator Chaplain Grant Ludlow addresses attendees at the official opening of the Multi-Faith Prayer Room.

HMAS Cerberus has officially opened the latest addition to their personnel support facilities, supporting and acknowledging the religious beliefs and needs of our people.

Keeping up the pace during operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jamie Lord runs daily fitness classes on HMAS Ballarat, currently en route to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jamie Lord runs daily fitness classes on HMAS Ballarat, currently en route to Exercise MALABAR.

Members of HMAS Ballarat have taken their physical fitness commitment to another level by completing 155 laps around the flight deck - the number of laps equivalent to the frigate's pennant number.

Adelaide’s Gladiator Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Technicians have won bragging rights by taking out the top two team positions in the ship’s Gladiator Games 2020.

Navy personnel Soldier On for mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ACW Emma Schwenke (photographer), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

Teammates cheer each other on while competing on the ski trainer during the mental health marathon for Soldier On, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ACW Emma Schwenke)

Teammates cheer each other on while competing on the ski trainer during the mental health marathon for Soldier On, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The end of mental health awareness month was marked at HMAS Kuttabul gymnasium with a marathon to raise money for Soldier On.

Arunta’s crew stays fit to fight at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment.

It is widely accepted that a healthy body and mind go hand-in-hand, and this adage rings just as true for those working ashore as it does for those whose jobs take them to sea.

Every week is Mental Health week at HMAS Moreton

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session.

For HMAS Moreton regularly checking in on one another’s mental health is par for the course of the weekly routine.

Dogs have their day

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Ship’s company and family members from HMAS Moreton at the Blessing of the Animals service. (photo: )

Ship’s company and family members from HMAS Moreton at the Blessing of the Animals service.

HMAS Moreton’s ship’s company and their four-legged friends joined together alongside the Brisbane River as Chaplain Stephen Briggs blessed the members' beloved pets.

Range of services to maintain mental health

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Regional Mental Health Manager ADF Centre for Mental Health, Mr Paul Blakley and Mental Health Promotions Coordinator Ali Freesmith in front of the Blue Tree erected at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Regional Mental Health Manager ADF Centre for Mental Health, Mr Paul Blakley and Mental Health Promotions Coordinator Ali Freesmith in front of the Blue Tree erected at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day and serves as a reminder of the many mental health services available to Australian Defence Force members.

Relay for Lockdown

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge  at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Embracing the use of available technology has assisted the Sport and Recreation team at HMAS Cerberus, to plan and hold specific events in a COVID-safe and socially distanced environment.

Selfless act - a sign of brotherly love

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

For a long time, Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French and knew that his brother Thomas would one day require a kidney transplant, he just didn’t know when that day would come.