The Data/Evidence Campaign is designed to gain more detailed information at a local level about the ex-ADF community regarding health issues, access to and barriers to support, preferred providers and whether there is a need for a Veteran Health Pathway. This information will assist in a better understanding and provide data with which to plan appropriate services, programs and support for ex-ADF members in their transition, connection and adaption to life in Townsville with purpose and meaning (well-being).

How will it happen?

  1. Ex-ADF and families survey

  2. Preparation of a Townsville Suicide Audit Report

  3. Ex-ADF and families focus groups looking at issues that are identified through the survey

  4. Work with local crisis services regarding local suicide trends and ‘means reduction’


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Operation Compass is a Commonwealth trial through the Northern Australia Primary HealthCare Network.
Operation Compass acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land we live and work on.