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Understanding and Supporting Service Personnel and their Families


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Understanding and Supporting Service Personnel and their Families - at a Glance

Separating from the military and other first responder services is a challenging time. Returning to civilian life and family and friends is exciting but can also be a time of uncertainty. Coming from a highly scheduled life to a life that is open and maybe initially without clear direction requires reorientation across the domains of employment, housing, education, justice, health and the community. If one has health issues the transition can be even more challenging.

At Open Door we recognise that opportunity and support are two great scaffolds to making the journey across the civilian-military culture gap. Open Door is an Australasian multi-disciplinary research hub that exists to disseminate research information to academics, practitioners and veterans interested in the research policy and service provision for veterans and first responders.

Our networks extend to New Zealand, The United Kingdom, Canada and the US. In Australia, we have 57 members from the University Of Western Australia, UNSW ADFA, Australian Catholic University, the University of South Australia and the University of Western Sydney to name a few.

Our aim is to conduct applied and blue sky research that demonstrates what works for veterans in transition.


Bringing Change

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At Open Door: Veteran Transition Integration Well-being, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Clinic is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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We aim to serve as a global network for the creation, discovery, and exchange of knowledge, development of research opportunities, and activities to broaden the educational and professional success of service members and veterans.

We work to understand the present needs by facilitating a global inventory of each participating nation’s significant policies, programs, and resources focused on supporting service members' and veterans’ educational and professional success.

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“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther


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