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OPERATION PTSD 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 4 major respite retreats, for our members, in Australia each year. These are held at St George Defence Suites at Rainbow Bay (Gold Coast) in February, May, August and November each year. Other craft and sewing retreats are held throughout the 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 Jenny for further information.
  • Discounted Legal Assistance
    We are supported by Richard Zande & Associates Ipswich who assist our members, with their legal issues and queries, all at discounted rates. Whilst they specialise in family, estate law, criminal law and conveyancing, their solicitors and staff are also knowledgeable in military law, military compensation and ComSuper. If you are in need of legal advice please visit Richard Zande & Associates at http://www.richardzande.com.au 07 32811633
  • Raising Awarness
    OPPTSD is currently trying to raise awareness with local councils 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
Partner Support

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/
Our Events

Upcoming Events

  • 11 Feb, 2:00 pm AEST – 19 Feb, 9:00 am AEST
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    Supported by RSL Queensland and SPAHS, An 8 day getaway with others who understand caring for an incapacitated veteran ( perhaps you were a carer) Activities vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may available.A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot.
  • 12 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm AEST – 20 Nov 2022, 10:00 am AEST
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    Supported by RSL Queensland and SPAHS, An 8 day getaway with others who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. Costs vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may be possible. . A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot.
  • 13 Aug 2022, 2:00 pm – 21 Aug 2022, 10:00 am
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    Supported by RSL Queensland , An 8 day getaway with others who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. Costs vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may be possible. . A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot.
  • 17 July 2022, 7:00 pm
    Ipswich, 50 Nicholas St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
    Limited subsidised tickets to this fun production. Come along and have a great laugh. Open to members of OPPTSD and Ipswich Legacy
  • 14 May 2022, 2:00 pm – 21 May 2022, 10:00 am
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    Supported by QLD RSL, A 6 day get away with others who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran . Costs vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may be possible. . A non refundable ( unless border closures ) deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single,
  • 12 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm AEST – 18 Feb 2022, 9:00 am AEST
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    Supported by QLD RSL, A 6 day get away with others who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran . Costs vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may be possible. . A non refundable ( unless border closures ) deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single.
  • 28 Oct 2021, 2:00 pm AEST – 31 Oct 2021, 9:00 am AEST
    Coolangatta, 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
  • 26 Oct 2021, 12:00 pm – 31 Oct 2021, 9:00 am
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    5 day fun themed get away with other partners who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. Costs vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may be possible. . A non refundable ( unless border closures ) deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single.
  • 22 Oct 2021, 9:00 am AEST – 23 Oct 2021, 9:00 am AEST
    Smithfield, Dunne Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
    Veterans Health Week Event : Ever wanted to learn about photographing birds and animals. Now is your chance to get a taste of it with a world renown guide and photographer.
  • 10 Oct 2021, 9:00 am – 11:30 am AEST
    Smithfield, Dunne Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
    Veterans Health Week Event : Ever wanted to learn about photographing birds and animals. Now is your chance to get a taste of it with a world renown guide and photographer.
  • 13 Aug 2021, 5:00 pm – 15 Aug 2021, 9:00 am
    Coolangatta, St Georges Rest Home, 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    No excuse not to get away, you can bring the kids (up to 15 but call if older) along to this one. A weekend with others living in similar situations. This is for partners / widows of veterans and their children needing a getaway. See conditions
  • 07 Aug 2021, 2:00 pm AEST – 13 Aug 2021, 9:00 am AEST
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    A 6 day sewing and craft themed get away with other partners who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. Costs vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may be possible. . A non refundable deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single. Shared Room $230
  • 13 June 2021, 9:00 am – 11:00 am AEST
    High Tea at Tiffany's, 27 Discovery Dr, North Lakes QLD 4509, Australia
    Come join other partner/carers for breakfast or a high tea. Stay for just tea or coffee or enjoy some great food.
  • 01 May 2021, 7:00 pm
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    A 5 day Mexican themed get away with other partners who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. Costs vary and are based on many factors. Financial assistance may be possible. . A non refundable ( unless border closures ) deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single.
  • 20 Mar 2021, 11:00 am AEDT
    Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda St, Phillip ACT 2606, Australia
    Partners of PTSD in and around Canberra, lunch and catch up. All welcome to have a lovely lunch and chat. Just confirm numbers for the booking. Pay for your own lunch and drinks.
  • 09 Mar 2021, 9:00 am
    Ipswich, 42 Ellenborough St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
    Richard Zande and Assoc are holding a charity wills day with ALL funds going to Operation PTSD Support. $50 for a basic will or Power of attorney. A huge saving on usual fees and best of all Operation PTSD Support benefit.
  • 21 Feb 2021, 7:00 am – 11:00 am
    Rama Beach Resort , Bali, Indonesia
    A respite break for the partners of veterans and first responders with PTSD. This break away is not subsidised or run by OPPTSD. This is the platform to get the group together as well as get a good price for accommodation. Book your own airfare and stay the minimum of the advised dates.
  • 02 Feb 2021, 9:00 am – 07 Feb 2021, 1:00 pm
    St Georges Defence Units , St Georges Rest Home, 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    A 5 day Pink themed get away with other partners who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. A maximum cost of $220 pp in shared accommodation or $400 in single accommodation. A non refundable ( unless border closures ) deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single.

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Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

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Thank you for your support 

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

  • SPHAS Major Sponsor for Retreats

Resources

Resources

 Email us to see a list of books available to loan in your area.