Simple activities like sharing a coffee or catching up for a chat helps keep people connected and start to have important conversations about wellbeing.
These are the moments when people often ask for help or reach out.
Police Veterans Victoria Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that supports Victoria Police Veterans and their families. We are the only organisation with a dedicated focus on improving mental health amongst Victoria Police Veterans and their families
Our Veteran Peer Support Officers (VPSO’s) are police veterans who are trained to provide confidential support and referral services to those that may be experiencing mental health issues including PTSD, depression, anxiety, social isolation, alcohol and substance abuse.
Our VPSOs are not counsellors and do not make psychological assessments but they do have access to various resources including psychologists, chaplaincy and other support services.
We recognise that family members can also be impacted, and our service is extended to them.
Police Veterans and their families can thrive post their service experience.
To provide support for the mental health and well-being of all Police Veterans and their families.
The Police Veterans community includes a wide range of people, summarised below;