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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

  • 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
  • Christmas Lunch
    CSI - Club Services Ipswich
  • 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
  • VETERANS HEALTH WEEK ZOOM PIZZA PARTY
    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
    Nambour
  • 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
    Legacy
  • 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
  • PARTNER'S RESPITE RETREAT
    Rama Beach Resort
  • Sunshine Coast Luncheon
    Mooloolah Valley Country Club
  • Brunch at Redlands RSL
    Redlands RSL
  • Wolston House HIgh Tea
    Wolston House
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOSHOOT
    Kirra Beach
  • PARTNER'S RESPITE RETREAT
    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

Event Gallery

 

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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