SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26

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We want to hear your feedback on the draft SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26.

What's being decided?

The Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26 seeks to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for veterans and includes actions across three priority areas:

  • Supporting access to health care
  • Supporting veteran wellbeing; and
  • Building better evidence.

We want to hear from current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, family members and carers of current and former ADF members, people working in organisations to support veterans and their families, and anyone who has an interest in veteran health and wellbeing.

This feedback will be used to support our work in improving information and facilitating access to health and wellbeing services.

Background

The SA Health draft Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26 has been developed in consultation with the Veteran Health Advisory Council (VHAC), following a review of the Framework for Veterans Health Care 2016-2020.

The Plan utilises data from the 2021 National Census to provide context of the veteran demographic and some of their needs across Australia. This is the first time that the Census has included a question on veteran status.

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide was established on 8 July 2021 and the final report is due on 17 June 2024. An Interim Report, published on 11 August 2022, contains 13 recommendations about urgent and immediate issues, many indicating the need to improve accessibility to compensation and support services. The findings and recommendations of the final report will highlight key priorities and future actions to be undertaken, recognising that priorities at a national level may shift significantly over the next three years..

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What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Plan 2023-26 and will share a summary on this site.

The final plan will be released later this year and will be made available on this page.

We want to hear your feedback on the draft SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26.

What's being decided?

The Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26 seeks to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for veterans and includes actions across three priority areas:

  • Supporting access to health care
  • Supporting veteran wellbeing; and
  • Building better evidence.

We want to hear from current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, family members and carers of current and former ADF members, people working in organisations to support veterans and their families, and anyone who has an interest in veteran health and wellbeing.

This feedback will be used to support our work in improving information and facilitating access to health and wellbeing services.

Background

The SA Health draft Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26 has been developed in consultation with the Veteran Health Advisory Council (VHAC), following a review of the Framework for Veterans Health Care 2016-2020.

The Plan utilises data from the 2021 National Census to provide context of the veteran demographic and some of their needs across Australia. This is the first time that the Census has included a question on veteran status.

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide was established on 8 July 2021 and the final report is due on 17 June 2024. An Interim Report, published on 11 August 2022, contains 13 recommendations about urgent and immediate issues, many indicating the need to improve accessibility to compensation and support services. The findings and recommendations of the final report will highlight key priorities and future actions to be undertaken, recognising that priorities at a national level may shift significantly over the next three years..

Get involved

Find out more:

Have your say by:

What are the next steps?

We will consider your feedback to finalise the SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Plan 2023-26 and will share a summary on this site.

The final plan will be released later this year and will be made available on this page.

  • What do we want to know? 

    We would like to improve our understanding of the veterans present in the community and their health and wellbeing needs. This includes the needs of diverse groups within the veteran community, for example, female veterans, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans, aged veterans, and veteran families, including children.

    This feedback will be used to support the development of information and resources for veterans and their families, as well as internal and external service providers.   

    The survey should take between 10 to 20 minutes to complete

    NOTE -this forum is not a forum to seek help. 

    If you are concerned about the health or wellbeing of yourself of a loved one, seek support and information by accessing one of the services listed on our FAQ's.

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Page published: 16 Jan 2023, 06:30 AM