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Welcome

The Australian Families of the Military Research and Support Foundation (AFOM) is a Foundation set up by past and current serving Australian Military Personnel and their families.

Our mission is to advance the health and wellbeing of partners and families of past and current serving Australian Military Personnel.

We aim to become the foremost organisation in Australia that:

  • promotes, coordinates and funds research that is not encumbered by political and/or Departmental outcomes.
  • provides support for and advocates for the needs of partners and families of past and current Australian Military personnel.

Latest News & Updates

Singleton Youth Workshop Flyer FINAL
February 27, 2019

A Mental Health Workshop for Parents/Carers of Adolescents

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AFOM has collaborated with other organisations to present this workshop. The workshop was organised as a result of community feedback from our Invisible Wounds Projects. This is a topic that concerns so many, so this workshop will be a first step towards…
depression
February 10, 2019

The War Within

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RESEARCH PROJECT The War Within: Making sense of suicide through narratives with former serving Australian Defence Force members PARTICIPANTS WANTED For further information please see information and recruitment flyer and or contact Nikki Jamieson on…
Happy Sad
January 17, 2019

Self-Compassion Reduces Negative Mood Over Time

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Nathan A Heflick Ph.D New research shows that accepting negative moods can reduce them. I am going to make a list. All I ask—indulge me, it's Christmas!—is that you decide whether these things make your life pleasant or unpleasant. Without further ado, here…
sleep loss
January 17, 2019

Understanding the Connection Between Sleep and Anxiety

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Research findings suggesting that sleep loss and anxiety are closely linked were among those presented at Neuroscience 2018, the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience held in San Diego, California. The news isn’t all dire, however—this year’s…
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Dec 19, 2018 324

Spring/Summer Newsletter

Everyone has been kept busy this last 12 months for all the board members. We would like…
MR2
May 20, 2018 577

Mens Retreat - More info to come!

Heads up! - We are holding another mens retreat. Want to get away for a couple of days…
whats next
May 09, 2018 2036

PTSD Treatment for Veterans: What’s Working, What’s New, and What’s Next

More than a decade of war in the Middle East has pushed post-traumatic stress disorder…
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Apr 01, 2018 958

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

AUTUMN 2018 AFOM NEWSLETTER With the gigantic changes in the weather around Australia,…
Rainbow Beach
Jan 10, 2018 1648

Partners Retreat 2018

AFOM is delighted to collaborate with Operation PTSD Support Partners Forum for this…