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OPERATION PTSD SUPPORT 

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 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

 

"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

  • Snowy Mountains ACT and Surrounds Lunch
    Hellenic Club of Canberra
    Mar 20, 11:00 AM GMT+11
    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.
  • Partners Respite Retreat. MAY. 2021. MEXICAN Theme
    St Georges Defence Units
    May 01, 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. A maximum cost of $300 pp in shared accommodation or $500 in single accommodation. A non refundable ( unless border closures ) deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single.
  • Partners Respite Retreat. August 2021 ALL ABOUT ME
    St Georges Defence Units
    Aug 07, 2:00 PM – Aug 15, 2:20 PM
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    A 5 day All About Me themed get away with other partners who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. A maximum cost of $300 pp in shared accommodation or $500 in single . A non refundable deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single. ( exception covid)
  • Partners Respite Retreat. Halloween
    St Georges Defence Units
    Oct 25, 7:00 PM – Oct 31, 11:00 PM
    St Georges Defence Units , 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    A 5 day fun themed get away with other partners who understand the life of a carer, caring for an incapacitated veteran. A maximum cost of $300 pp in shared accommodation or $500 in single accommodation. A non refundable ( unless border closures ) deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single.
  • Bali Partner Time Out 2021
    Rama Beach Resort
    Feb 21, 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.
  • Sewcial Sewing Retreat
    St Georges Rest Home
    Jan 30, 10:00 AM – Feb 02, 12:00 AM
    St Georges Rest Home, St Georges Rest Home, 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    Back to basics for a refresher then on to some fun sewing with the group.
  • Christmas Lunch
    CSI - Club Services Ipswich
    Dec 06, 2020, 11:40 AM
    CSI - Club Services Ipswich, 5 Lowry St, North Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
    Come join us for a fun lunch to celebrate this last weird year. This event is for the partners caring for an incapacitated veteran.
  • TOWNSVILLE. Veterans Health Week. Ceramic Tea Party
    The Ceramic Pantry
    Oct 31, 2020, 11:00 AM
    The Ceramic Pantry, 12-16 Fulham Rd, Pimlico QLD 4812, Australia
    Veterans Health Week. Sponsored Event Socialise at the Ceramic Pantry with amazing people, good food, lots of fun and make something to take home.
  • Resin Cheese Board Class with High Cheese
    61 Bambrook St
    Oct 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    61 Bambrook St, 61 Bambrook St, Taigum QLD 4018, Australia
    Learn how to make an amazing resin cheeseboard whilst tasting some yummy cheeses with a glass of wine.
  • Veterans Health Week Social Inclusion Morning Tea with painting fun and resin art,
    17 Willaroo Cl, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
    Oct 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    17 Willaroo Cl, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
    Come and enjoy some fun with paint and resin whilst you taste an arrangement of yummy delicacies, various teas and coffee. Make a beautiful cheeseboard or piece for the wall. Everything supplied. Just wear old clothes.
  • Sip & Pour; Veterans Health Week Social Inclusion
    105 Brisbane Rd
    Oct 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    105 Brisbane Rd, 105 Brisbane Rd, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    TWO TIME SLOTS. Veterans Health Week Social Event. Come for morning tea or supper and make a resin/timber platter to take home. It's all about getting back into socialising. This event is for Legacy widows, partners of incapacitated veterans and Legatees. Cost: $5 donation to Legacy
  • Morning Tea
    Eileen Street
    Mar 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Eileen Street, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    Come and catch up for a coffee or whatever and a chat. Maybe today we will go for lunch at a local pub or cafe. Children welcome Meeting at Legacy House Booval
  • Patchwork and Quilting Weekend
    Eileen Street
    Mar 21, 2020, 9:30 AM – Mar 22, 2020, 3:30 PM
    Eileen Street, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    CANCELLED. Sorry. Come along to help make quilts for Quilts of Valour. Fabric provided please bring your sewing machine and tools
  • Brisbane North Morning Tea @ Gather and Feast
    Gather & Feast
    Mar 17, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Gather & Feast, 7 James St, Caboolture QLD 4510, Australia
    Come and join us for morning tea at the amazing, award winning Gather and Feast cafe in Caboolture.
  • THIS EVENT IS FULL . Sew Fun Pin cushion and scrap bin.
    17 Willaroo Cl
    Mar 11, 2020, 10:00 AM
    17 Willaroo Cl, 17 Willaroo Cl, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
    Today we will make a pin cushion and scrap bin Bring your sewing, machine and lunch. Limited numbers. Event for partners.
  • Ipswich Catch Up
    Eileen Street
    Mar 10, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Eileen Street, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    Come along and join us at Legacy House for a cuppa and chat. Maybe even head for lunch afterwards. Kids welcome. Parking and entry from Eileen St.
  • Bali Partner Respite Retreat 2020
    Rama Beach Resort
    Feb 15, 2020, 7:00 AM – Feb 25, 2020, 9:00 PM
    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.
  • Sew Fun Hot Bowl Holders
    17 Willaroo Cl
    Jan 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
    17 Willaroo Cl, 17 Willaroo Cl, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
    Today we will make some microwave dish and bowl cosies Perfect for that hot bowl in front of the TV, and or Vegetable cooking bag. Bring your sewing, machine and lunch. Limited numbers. Event for partners.
  • Ipswich Catch Up (1)
    Eileen Street
    Jan 28, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Eileen Street, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    Come along and join us at Legacy House for a cuppa and chat. Maybe even head for lunch afterwards. Kids welcome. Parking and entry from Eileen St.
  • Sew Fun
    17 Willaroo Cl
    Jan 15, 2020, 10:00 AM
    17 Willaroo Cl, 17 Willaroo Cl, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
    A day to catch up on UFP’s (un finished projects). We can help each other and have fun doing it. Bring your sewing, machine and lunch. Limited numbers. Event for partners.
  • Ipswich Catch Up
    Eileen Street
    Jan 14, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Eileen Street, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    Come along and join us at Legacy House for a cuppa and chat. Maybe even head for lunch afterwards. Kids welcome. Parking and entry from Eileen St.
  • Christmas Lunch
    Cafe 63 Winston Glades
    Dec 17, 2019, 11:00 AM
    Cafe 63 Winston Glades, Winston Glades Shopping Centre, 8/259 Ash St, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
    Christmas Lunch bring a secret santa gift.
  • Xmas Catchup Brisbane North
    Jaylianos Brookside
    Dec 07, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Jaylianos Brookside, 107 Osborne Rd, Mitchelton QLD 4053, Australia
    IF you live on the northside, come and take a break, join a group of carers of veterans with PTSD and get to know those that really do get it.
  • Sewing Legacy House
    Brisbane Road
    Dec 04, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Brisbane Road, Brisbane Rd, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    Come along for a fun day of sewing. Make a table runner, start a quilt, finish a project you have already started. If you don’t have a machine let us know so we can organise one. Limited spaces available. Some project ideas and costs for them or materials required will be discussed before Wednesday
  • Last Coffee Catch Up At Legacy House for 2019
    Brisbane Road
    Dec 03, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Brisbane Road, Brisbane Rd, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    Coffee Tea Water whatever. It’s all about the chat anyway. Come along, bring something Christmasy to get into the spirit. At Legacy House Booval. Cnr Brisbane Rd and Eileen S
  • Tassie Lunch
    Clarendon Arms Hotel
    Nov 24, 2019, 12:00 PM GMT+11
    Clarendon Arms Hotel, 11 Russell St, Evandale TAS 7212, Australia
    Get together with others that are caring for someone with PTSD , they get it.
  • Chicks at the flicks CharlesAngels
    BCC Cinemas Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza
    Nov 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
    BCC Cinemas Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza, Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia
    Sunshine Coast Ladies ( and anyone that wants to travel ) take the night off and join other ladies at the Sunshine Plaza for this event. A movie This. Op PTSD Partners/ Carers attending this event will have their tickets subsidised by Op PTSD Support. Please book early to save disappointment
  • Canberra Meet Up
    Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden
    Nov 02, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 92-96 Corinna St, Woden ACT 2606, Australia
    Come along and meet others living in the area and dealing with similar circumstances. Let’s build a great support network.
  • Sunday Brunch on Bribey @ Annie Lane Cafe
    1 Toorbul St
    Oct 27, 2019, 10:30 AM
    1 Toorbul St, 1 Toorbul St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia
    Come and join us at the amazing Annie Lane cafe for coffee or lunch quick visit or stay for the conversation. Ladies only event.
  • Patchwork / Quilting Weekend Ipswich Make a Tuffet
    Legacy Ipswich
    Oct 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – Oct 13, 2019, 2:00 PM
    Legacy Ipswich, 105 Brisbane Rd, Booval QLD 4305, Australia
    This event is now full. You can register for waitlist in case of cancellation. Come along and learn and laugh.
  • Coffee Catch Up Townsville
    Oliver Brown - The Strand Townsville
    Sep 13, 2019, 9:20 AM
    Oliver Brown - The Strand Townsville, 1/62 The Strand, North Ward QLD 4810, Australia
    Come and join us for coffee, chat and laughter.
  • Sunshine Coast Catch Up Lunch
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club
    Aug 29, 2019, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Club Mooloolah Valley Country, 129 Connection Rd, Glenview QLD 4553, Australia
    Come and join us for just a coffee or stay and enjoy lunch and conversation with other partner/carers that really understand the roller coaster that PTSD is.
  • Meet Up Ipswich
    Legacy
    Aug 27, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Legacy, 105 Brisbane Rd, Booval QLD 4305, Australia
    Join other partners caring for incapacitated veterans at Legacy house Booval for laughter, chat and coffee or tea, then if you want join us for lunch at a nearby venue. ( venue decided on day) Parking and entrance in. Eileen st
  • Indian Banquet (1)
    Mefil Restaurant
    Jul 02, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Mefil Restaurant , Darcy Doyle Pl, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
    Come join us for our craft morning at Legacy ( Brisbane Rd Booval) then follow up with an Banquet in Ipswich. Get out and have some laughs
  • Sunshine Coast Luncheon
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club
    Jun 27, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Connection Road, 129 Mooloolah Rd, Mooloolah Valley QLD 4553, Australia
  • Tea with a difference
    Donna's House
    Jun 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Donna's House , 17 Willaroo Cl, Flinders View QLD 4305, Australia
    Come join us for afternoon tea and maybe take the opportunity to have your tea leaves read. Fun, Good Company and who knows what you may learn.
  • High Tea Townsville
    Jam Corner
    Jun 15, 2019, 9:30 AM
    Jam Corner, 1 Palmer St, South Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
    QLD RSL state branch are hosting.a High Tea at Jam Corner for Operation PTSD Support. This is event is for partners of veterans. Aimed at those caring for veterans with mental illness
  • Sunshine Coast Luncheon
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club
    May 30, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Connection Road, 129 Mooloolah Rd, Mooloolah Valley QLD 4553, Australia
  • Coffee and Chat Morning (2)
    Legacy House
    May 07, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Legacy House, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    Laura and Teraze from Brisbane Legacy will be joining us this morning, so if you are from Outside Ipswich and want some info on Legacy and how they can assist you, come join us. Leah from Ipswich Legacy is also always available.
  • Townsville Coffee Morning
    Townsville RSL Club
    May 01, 2019, 10:20 AM
    Townsville RSL Club, 139 Charters Towers Rd, Hyde Park QLD 4812, Australia
    Come and have a laugh with us
  • Coffee and Chat Morning (1)
    Legacy House
    Apr 23, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Legacy House, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    We meet up for craft but usually end up doing no craft just enjoying time out in each others company.
  • Coffee and Chat Morning
    Legacy House
    Apr 09, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Legacy House, Eileen St, Booval QLD 4304, Australia
    We meet up for craft but usually end up doing no craft just enjoying time out in each others company.
  • Charity Wills Day
    Power Legal 42 Ellenborough St St Ipswic
    Apr 04, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Power Legal 42 Ellenborough St St Ipswic
    Get a professionally prepared will for $50
  • Sunshine Coast Luncheon (1)
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club
    Mar 28, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Connection Road, 129 Mooloolah Rd, Mooloolah Valley QLD 4553, Australia
  • Coffee and Chat
    Porters Plainland Hotel
    Mar 26, 2019, 10:40 AM
    Porters Plainland Hotel, 66 Laidley Plainland Rd, Plainland QLD 4341, Australia
  • Partners Lunch, Gather and Feast Caboolture
    Gather & Feast
    Mar 20, 2019, 11:00 AM
    Gather & Feast, 7 James St, Caboolture QLD 4510, Australia
    Come and join us for an amazing coffee, meal or dessert at Gather And Feast in Caboolture.
  • An Evening at the Theatre for Ipswich Legacy
    Ipswich Little Theatre
    Mar 13, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Ipswich Little Theatre, 15 Burley Griffin Dr, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
    Make up , frock up, and turn up to have a great time.
  • Sunshine Coast Luncheon (1)
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club
    Feb 28, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Connection Road, 129 Mooloolah Rd, Mooloolah Valley QLD 4553, Australia
  • Sunshine Coast Luncheon
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club
    Jan 31, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Connection Road, 129 Mooloolah Rd, Mooloolah Valley QLD 4553, Australia
  • Brunch at Redlands RSL
    Redlands RSL
    Jan 23, 2019, 11:00 AM
    Redlands RSL, 8 Passage St, Cleveland QLD 4163, Australia
    Come join us for some laughter and conversation. Stay for Coffee or hang around and have lunch.
  • Wolston House HIgh Tea
    Wolston House
    Dec 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Wolston House, 223 Grindle Rd, Wacol QLD 4076, Australia
    RSL QLD State Branch and Operation PTSD Support, are hosting a high tea at Wolston House Wacol for partners of incapacitated veterans.
  • Partners Weekend Country Retreat
    Talegalla Weir
    Sep 13, 2019, 3:00 PM – Sep 15, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Talegalla Weir, Talegalla Weir QLD 4650, Australia
    bring a swag or blow up mattress and join us for a get away weekend in Talegalla Weir ( near Maryborough) Come for the full weekend or just arrive for the Saturday night. Not an expensive weekend. Very basic.
  • toowoomba Flower Festival
    Toowoomba City
    Sep 24, 2019, 10:30 AM
    Toowoomba City, Toowoomba City QLD 4350, Australia
    Lunch and flowers
  • Respite Retreat Rainbow Bay May 2020
    St Georges Rest Home
    May 19, 2020, 4:30 PM – May 24, 2020, 9:10 AM
    St Georges Rest Home, St Georges Rest Home, 192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
    A five day respite retreat to relax, learn, meet new friends, and have some fun with other partners that are caring for a veteran with PTSD. A maximum cost of $250 pp in shared accommodation or $450 in single accommodation. A non refundable deposit of $50 shared and $100 Single is required.
  • Introduction to pole
    Gravity Fitness
    Jul 29, 2020, 10:20 AM – 12:00 PM
    Gravity Fitness, 42 Belar St, Yamanto QLD 4305, Australia
    Come along and have a laughter filled morning learning about pole dancing, try out some moves and generally have a great time. Morning tea is included. This is a subsidised event and payments are not refundable. Numbers strictly limited due to necessity to comply with Covid 19 rules.
  • Sydney Social Connections Lunch
    Plough and Harrow
    Nov 01, 2020, 12:00 PM
    Plough and Harrow, 75 Argyle St, Camden NSW 2570, Australia
    Come and have lunch at the Plough and Harrow Camden or Zoom in to join

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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. 

 

Resources

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

 

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