The Veteran Mental Health Initiative is committed to improving the support provided to our returned service personnel and their families. Recognising that there is a psychological and physical toll of military service as well as a toll on relationships and families, GMRF are refining the most appropriate assessments and effective therapies for veterans and their partners in several studies.

If you would like to be involved in any of our studies, please click on the links below:




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Transition from Service to Civilian Life

The purpose of the Veteran Mental Health Initiative is to build a strong foundation of mental health research among the contemporary veteran cohort which will generate evidence to guide developments in procedures and practices to improve the wellbeing of the veteran and ex-serving community. Our flagship...

Veteran Sleep Therapy Study

Study recruitment closed effective 16 October 2020: Please note this research is no longer taking new expressions of interest for participation. Are you an ex-service personnel currently experiencing PTSD, disturbed sleep, and nightmares? The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation has launched the Veteran...

Mental Health First Aid Training for Families of Australian Veterans

A concerning proportion of Australian veterans experience chronic mental health conditions. These conditions include depressive and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder, and can include extreme psychological distress, aggressive behaviours, or suicidality. These...

Compassionate-Mind Training Study

A substantial body of literature has reported martial conflict and divorce are difficulties faced by many combat veterans and their partners. The presence of these difficulties is often higher among veterans with psychological conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and...

Families with a Veteran Study

The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation has launched their latest study to understand the support needs and preferences of veterans and their families.  We are seeking veterans and family members of veterans to complete a short demographic questionnaire and EITHER one interview OR one focus group...

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