Support groups and organisations: War veterans

If you are seeking support relating to grief e.g. support organisations and resources such as books, please use the Finding Support page or use links which are presented at the bottom of each topic page.

Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH Australia)
Relationships Australia (SA)
Repatriation General Hospital


  • Beyondblue is primarily a national telephone and internet information service and can also refer people to accurate, up to date, easy to read information on depression, anxiety and related disorders.
  • All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
  • Beyondblue is not a health service, drop-in, or a crisis service: the postal address is for administration needs.


  • 24 hour support service: 1300 4222 4636
  • Webchat: 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week 

Help line:  1300 22 4636

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LIFELINE provides a 24hr telephone counselling service that is compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential and supportive of people from all walks of life, in need or in crisis.
Counsellors are trained to help with crises in areas such as isolation, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, suicide, youth issues, loss and grief, mental health, child abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling etc.

LIFELINE has been helping South Australians of all ages, religions and social groups since 1963. In that time, our counsellors have dealt with just about every human problem.

Services provided:

  • Telephone counselling 24 hours 131114
  • Grief education classes as part of training of telephone counsellors
  • Referral service to other agencies and support groups
  • One-on-one crisis support chat 8pm-4am 7days: 13 11 14 

Address: 10 Pitt Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Mailing Address: GPO Box 2534 ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: 08 8202 5820
Fax: 08 8202 5822
Hours of Operation: Admin 9am-5pm
Costs: Nil (only cost is for in house training of telephone counsellors)

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Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH Australia)

MOSH is dedicated to reducing the impact of suicide on the general community by supporting those at risk and those beraved by suicide. MOSH believed suicide prevention is a whole of community responsibility and everyone can make a difference, giebn the right support and information. 

Services Provided:

  • Walk in service for those at risk of suicide or bereaved by suicide 
  • Group support for those bereaved by suicide  1-3pm every wednesday 
  • Art/craft groups Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1-3pm 
  • Community information pamphlets

Adress: 86 Geaorge Street Thebarton S.A 5021
Phone: 8443 3869
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm  
Cost: Free 

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Relationships Australia (SA)

At Relationships Australia (SA) we provide support for people to overcome difficulties and bring about possitive change to their lives. 

Services provided:

  • Personal counseling
  • Family relationship counseling 
  • Childern counseling

Address: 161 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 500
Phone: 08 8223 4566
Fax: 08 8232 2898
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am -5pm. Wednesday and Thursday 9am-9am
Costs: Fees are income based

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Repatriation General Hospital

RGH is a 262 bed acute care public hospital specialising in the care of older people and veterans, providing high quality care from the acute stages through to palliative care.

Southern Adelaide Palliative Services provides care for people with a life threatening illness. Support for patients, families and friends include the: 

  • physical
  • psychological
  • social
  • emotional
  • spiritual

Services include:

  • community support
  • medical support
  • advisory services for the patient's existing support team
  • access to inpatient care at Daw House 

Location: Daw Park Hospice RGH, easily accessed via gate 8, Goodwood Road

Telephone:  (08) 8275 1732

Hours:  9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. On-call staff are available after hours on 8275 1732. 

Referral: There is no specific referral process for palliative care and family or friends are welcome to request assistance on behalf of patients.

RGH offers a range of health care services for older people, veterans and the local community. links you to more information about each of the services and how you can access them.

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