Mental Health Support
If you or someone you love is suffering from anger or anxiety, trouble sleeping, increased aches and pains, alcohol or gambling addictions, suicidal thoughts or social isolation, these may be signs of PTSD or a mental health issue. The important thing to remember is that you aren’t alone and asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
Regardless of how or when you served, the RSL will help you find support – whether you are a member or not. Our free services come without judgement from people who have stood where you are now.
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Sub Branch network
RSL Sub Branches provide a place where you can link with others who have ‘been there’ to talk about issues and challenges you may not be able to discuss at home or at work. With 240 Sub Branches across the state, a like-minded mate is never too far away. Our members reach out to those who are hurting or who need an emotional ‘leg up’ regardless of whether they are members of the RSL. find a sub branch
Home and hospital visits
RSL’s staff and volunteers will come to you – where and when you need us most. We will come to your home or to your hospital bed if you are anxious about going outside, sick or recovering.
Our staff and Sub Branch volunteers help by:
- Providing mateship
- Providing advice about the transition to civilian life
- Assisting with simple jobs around the house
- Facilitating access to home help
- Helping with transition from hospital back to home
- Arranging doctor’s visits
- Providing transport to shops or appointments.
If needed, our trained staff will also assist with paperwork to ensure you receive your full DVA entitlements email us now
Short-term and crisis accommodation
It is not unusual for some of our veterans and those who have served find themselves in financial trouble and in need of a place to stay. Owned and operated by RSL, Angus House in Brisbane and Nui Dat House on the Gold Coast provide emergency accommodation if you need a place to rest, recover, or get away for a while. angus house/ nui dat house
When it comes time to lay a serviceman or woman to rest, our staff and volunteers are there for the families. Our Poppy funeral services ensure those who have served are remembered with the Ode and the Last Post as a special recognition that they are joining others who have sacrificed in their service. As well as providing counselling and assistance with military funeral arrangements, our support includes regular visits, assistance with odd jobs around the home, or connecting you with others who can help. We will also help with access to widow and family entitlements.
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