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Carer's Support

Facebook Support Page and Private Forum

Operation PTSD Support currently has two facebook pages. One is Op PTSD Support Page which is open to the public and the other is a private facebook support group. The second group is a forum, ONLY for partners and carers of Veterans with PTSD Averaging about 400 active members at any one time, our private group has members ranging from 19 through to 75 years of age, which means there is always someone you can relate to and talk to. All members are in the same boat and are living with and loving someone with PTSD. For further details on this private support group you will need to send a message to Donna Reggett through the Op PTSD Support page.

Reading Resources

OP PTSD has a range of resource books that it donates to libraries in districts and schools, some may be available for your use depending on your location. For a list of reading material that can be purchased online please click here

Social Inclusion Events & Activities

OP PTSD Support organises many social inclusion events and activities that our members enjoy. Coffee mornings, luncheons, craft groups, dance classes, self-esteem boosting activities, social get togethers and other fun activities are held regularly. Whilst we occasionally hold a function where your partner (the PTSD Sufferer) is invited, these respite events are normally catered only for the carers. To see a list of our current events please visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/opptsdsupport/events/

Respite Retreats

We raise money to fund 2 major respite retreats, for our members, in Australia each year. These are held at St George Defence Suites at Rainbow Bay (Gold Coast) in both May and November each year. We also organise a group Bali trip each year. To see a list of our current events or to learn more please visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/opptsdsupport/events/

Debt Assistance Information

OP PTSD Support is unable to support our members with grant money to cover debt, however our welfare officers are able to help you apply for assistance through many other organisations. Please contact Donna or Kim for further information.

Discounted Legal Assistance

We are supported by Power Legal Ipswich who assist our members, with their legal issues and queries, all at discounted rates. Whilst they specialise in family, estate law, immigration and conveyancing, their solicitors also deal with military compensation and criminal law. If you are in need of legal advice Please visit Power Legal at http://www.powerlegal.com.au

Raising Awarness

OPPTSD is currently trying to raise awareness with local council and authorities in regards to: Real support and education for the families when a veteran is diagnosed, assistance whilst the veteran is in hospital, through the transition process and beyond. Real support that is practical and helpful. Housing: When a member is medically discharged at Category A, unable to work, their incapacity payments do not include rent assistance as their wages did when serving. If these troops do not have a home, their chances of ever getting one diminishes. We are asking for some assistance by providing access to housing in a similar way to housing commission or state housing, or assisting with rent buy schemes.


Our Mission


"We believe by supporting  the carer,

they are able to continue caring for the Veteran" 

Our Mission Statement is

  • To raise funds to assist with the respite for partners & carers of incapacitated Australian Veterans. 

  • To organise respite retreats and social inclusion events for partners & carers of incapacitated Australian Veterans.

  • ​To  educate partners & carers and the general community on PTSD and Mental Health First Aid.

  • To raise funds to purchase resources for partners & carers of incapacitated Veterans & place them in libraries throughout Australia.

  • To assist with emergency crisis care for partners and carers of incapacitated Australian Veterans - up to 3 nights. 

  • To raise awareness of PTSD and other mental health conditions diagnosed in Australian Veterans


Operation PTSD Support was founded by Donna Reggett in August 2013. 

To see our privacy policy please click here. 

Our Events

We hold 3 major Respite Retreats a year
Bali - February
Rainbow Bay -  May (Subsidised)
Rainbow Bay -  November (Subsidised)
We organise regular Respite Events  which include
Coffee Outings, Yoga & Meditation, Dancing Classes, 
Luncheons, Self Esteem Boosting Activities, Craft Activities, Functions,
and many more fun activities. 
To See Current Events Visit Our Facebook page.  - https://www.facebook.com/opptsdsupport/

Upcoming Events

Christmas Lunch
CSI - Club Services Ipswich
Sewcial Sewing Retreat
St Georges Rest Home
Respite Retreat Rainbow Bay February 2021
St Georges Defence Units
Bali Partner Time Out 2021
Rama Beach Resort
Fire Twirl and BBQ
St Georges Defence Units
Respite Retreat Rainbow Bay November 2020 (1)
St Georges Defence Units
Veteran Health Week. Social Inclusion COOMA RSL
Cooma Ex-Services Club
TOWNSVILLE. Veterans Health Week. Ceramic Tea Party
The Ceramic Pantry
OPPTSD Zoom Pizza Night
Veteran Health Week Social Connection Lunch PLAINLANDS (QLD)
Porters Plainland Hotel
Resin Cheese Board Class with High Cheese
61 Bambrook St
Veterans Health Week Social Inclusion Morning Tea with painting fun and resin art,
17 Willaroo Cl, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
Sip & Pour; Veterans Health Week Social Inclusion
105 Brisbane Rd
Respite Retreat Rainbow Bay August 2020
St Georges Defence Units
Respite Retreat Rainbow Bay June 2020
St Georges Rest Home
Clay and Wine. The Pottery Shed 4/20 Brookes Street, Nambour 4560
Morning Tea
Eileen Street
Patchwork and Quilting Weekend
Eileen Street
Brisbane North Morning Tea @ Gather and Feast
Gather & Feast
THIS EVENT IS FULL . Sew Fun Pin cushion and scrap bin.
17 Willaroo Cl
Ipswich Catch Up
Eileen Street
Bali Partner Respite Retreat 2020
Rama Beach Resort
Sew Fun Hot Bowl Holders
17 Willaroo Cl
Ipswich Catch Up (1)
Eileen Street
Sew Fun
17 Willaroo Cl
Ipswich Catch Up
Eileen Street
Christmas Lunch
Cafe 63 Winston Glades
Xmas Catchup Brisbane North
Jaylianos Brookside
Sewing Legacy House
Brisbane Road
Last Coffee Catch Up At Legacy House for 2019
Brisbane Road
Tassie Lunch
Clarendon Arms Hotel
Partner Respite Retreat Nov 2019 (1)
St Georges Rest Home
Chicks at the flicks CharlesAngels
BCC Cinemas Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza
Partner Respite Retreat Nov 2019
St Georges Rest Home
Canberra Meet Up
Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden
Sunday Brunch on Bribey @ Annie Lane Cafe
1 Toorbul St
Patchwork / Quilting Weekend Ipswich Make a Tuffet
Legacy Ipswich
Coffee Catch Up Townsville
Oliver Brown - The Strand Townsville
Sunshine Coast Catch Up Lunch
Mooloolah Valley Country Club
Meet Up Ipswich
Indian Banquet (1)
Mefil Restaurant
Sunshine Coast Luncheon
Mooloolah Valley Country Club
Tea with a difference
Donna's House
High Tea Townsville
Jam Corner
Sunshine Coast Luncheon
Mooloolah Valley Country Club
Respite Retreat Rainbow Bay May 2019
St Georges Rest Home
Coffee and Chat Morning (2)
Legacy House
Townsville Coffee Morning
Townsville RSL Club
Coffee and Chat Morning (1)
Legacy House
Coffee and Chat Morning
Legacy House
Charity Wills Day
Power Legal 42 Ellenborough St St Ipswic
Sunshine Coast Luncheon (1)
Mooloolah Valley Country Club
Coffee and Chat
Porters Plainland Hotel
Partners Lunch, Gather and Feast Caboolture
Gather & Feast
An Evening at the Theatre for Ipswich Legacy
Ipswich Little Theatre
Sunshine Coast Luncheon (1)
Mooloolah Valley Country Club
Rama Beach Resort
Sunshine Coast Luncheon
Mooloolah Valley Country Club
Brunch at Redlands RSL
Redlands RSL
Wolston House HIgh Tea
Wolston House
Kirra Beach
Rainbow Bay
Partners Weekend Country Retreat
Talegalla Weir
toowoomba Flower Festival
Toowoomba City
Respite Retreat Rainbow Bay May 2020
St Georges Rest Home
Introduction to pole
Gravity Fitness
Sydney Social Connections Lunch
Plough and Harrow

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Our Sponsors

Thank you for your support 

  • Little Characters Child Care Centre  $1000

  • Ipswich Railway RSL Sub Branch   $1000

  • RSL Queensland -  Major Sponsor for Operation PTSD Support Inc. 



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