Wellbeing

Ben Whiley: Cruising Down the Road to Peace

In this second article in a three-part series focusing on some of the veterans behind the RSL RAEMUS Rover program, we meet Ben Whiley, who became involved to help in his recovery from crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Read more

PTSD Initiative: Research to Restore Lives

A guide to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and your Physical Health. An initiative of the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and RSL Queensland. Read more

PTSD Initiative: Key Findings - Cardiac Health

Patients with PTSD are almost four times more likely to have suffered a heart attack in the past.Read more

PTSD Initiative: Key Findings - Gastrointestinal Health

Patients with PTSD have a two to three times increased risk of suffering from gastrointestinal problems including irritable bowel syndrome and its associated symptoms. Read more

PTSD Initiative: Key Findings - Liver Health

Patients with PTSD are two times more likely to have abnormal liver texture, suggestive of liver disease, and had a four times higher risk of fatty liver.Read more

PTSD Initiative: Key Findings - Sleep Health

The GMRF PTSD Initiative found that participants with PTSD are three times more likely to suffer from serious sleep disturbances like obstructive sleep apnoea.Read more

PTSD Initiative: Key Findings - Respiratory Health

Patients suffering PTSD have an increased risk of developing problems with breathing, and have decreased overall lung function. Read more

Stepping Out & Stepping Up

Queensland’s first Trojan’s Trek for women provided camaraderie, new perspectives and a second chance at life for the trek’s participating veterans and mentors.Read more

Support From The Top

Supported by RSL Queensland, the Human Performance Framework has three main pillars – the Vasey Resilience Centre, which builds soldiers’ performance before deployment, Geckos Family Centre, which looks after soldiers’ families, and the Soldier Recovery Centre, which helps rehabilitate soldiers when they return from service. Read more

PTSD Education Program for GPs Launched

A national GP Education Program launched this year will better equip general practitioners and other healthcare professionals with new strategies to better identify the signs and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Read more

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

For many of us, a good night’s sleep comes naturally, unfortunately for others, this could not be further from the truth. World-first research published this week in the Australian Medical Journal by the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) and its research partner RSL Queensland, identified sleep as a major health issue for Vietnam veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more

Your Guide to Good Health: The Importance of a Regular Visit to Your GP

When it comes to serious illness, one piece of advice generally holds true across the board: early detection could save your life. While the first port of call for many of us might be “Doctor Google”, it is a visit to your local GP that could make all the difference to your future health.Read more

Your Heart Health

Our mind and our heart can often be at odds with each other when it comes to making decisions, but when it comes to our health they’re surprisingly in sync. The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) is conducting research to better understand the mind-heart connection with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the veteran community. Read more

RSL Adaptive Sports

In response to the rapid interest and growth of adaptive sports internationally and here in Australia, RSL (Queensland Branch) is encouraging current and ex-serving men and women to get involved in adaptive sports programs.Read more

Veteran Services Opens New Chapter For Veteran

Every person who comes to the RSL for support or assistance has a different story. Some are young men or women who have returned from active service in other countries who need a helping hand to reconnect with their families and re-integrate into our fast-paced society.Read more

Soldier To Civilian: The Journey Home

Imagine losing your identity, your job, and your purpose – all on the same day.  It might sound like an absurd prospect to civilians, but for our service personnel it is the reality that some feel confronted with as they discharge from the Defence Force and transition into civilian society. In this article, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation provide an insight into the direction of their most recent research project.Read more

At Ease: DVA Mobile Apps

The Department of Veterans Affairs have developed a range of mobile apps to help manage PTSD and other illnesses associated with military service.Read more

Vasey Resilience Centre

While there has been a significant – and necessary – emphasis on supporting our wounded, injured and ill soldiers for many years, the question has been asked: what if we could prevent some of those things from occurring in the first place? Read more

PTSD: Physical and Behavioral Symptoms

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can present with physical and/or behavioural symptoms, often being out of the ordinary or amplified for the individual. Read more

Veteran Services Provide A Helping Hand

Veterans and members of the Australian Defence Force who have an injury or illness related to their service, or were discharged on medical grounds, may be entitled to claim compensation for medical expenses and for the impact their illness or injury may have on their ongoing quality of life.Read more

Invictus Games

Unconquered. This word conjures images of steadfast fortresses and untouched mountain peaks. And now, thanks to the inspiration and dedication of a high-profile veteran, unconquered is a word associated with many who have overcome physical, mental and emotional adversity.Read more

GMRF Research and Outcomes

RSL Queensland has committed $6.75 million to research into veteran health initiatives, conducted by the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation.Read more

Taking on PTSD: Reducing the impact into the future

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the single biggest health problems in Australia, affecting up to 1.5million people in some form, and yet little is known about the condition or how to treat it. Read more

Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation: Love Your Liver

The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) is a research facility based at Greenslopes Private Hospital committed to enhancing the health of our veteran community. Our research is innovative, relevant, and inspired by the legacy of the brave men and women who served this country in its time of need.Read more

Spare a thought for your liver this festive season

A recent study identified liver illnesses as the second biggest killer of Australian veterans of the war in Vietnam.Read more

Australian Army Rugby Union

RSL (Queensland Branch) proudly supported the Australian Army Rugby Union inter-Brigade competition by supporting the Best and Fairest Awards for the men’s and women’s matches.Read more