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

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May 20, 2020

Important Research:Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrated by Australian Defence Force Personnel: an exploratory study.

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My name is Rebecca Pollard from the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and I’m doing a PhD into Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetrated by Australian Defence Force (ADF) Personnel. Rebecca Pollard <rebecca.deane@qut.edu.au>;
July 13, 2019

Research Papers and more

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For those interested in Research into Australian Military Families. Just click on link to find more http://einarbthorsteinsson.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-partners-of-veterans-distress-scale.html
July 07, 2019

Research on Moral Injury

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May 03, 2019


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WALK AGAINST SUICIDE CHARITY - CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY EDUCATION EVENT Venue: Veterans Suicide Memorial Day, Slade Park, Budgewoi Start and finish: North end Australia Rememberance Grove site Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019 - families invited BOOK IN: @ 9:20am…
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Feb 27, 2019 2482

A Mental Health Workshop for Parents/Carers of Adolescents

AFOM has collaborated with other organisations to present this workshop. The workshop was…
Feb 10, 2019 1322

The War Within

RESEARCH PROJECT The War Within: Making sense of suicide through narratives with former…
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Jan 17, 2019 828

Self-Compassion Reduces Negative Mood Over Time

Nathan A Heflick Ph.D New research shows that accepting negative moods can reduce them. I…
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Jan 17, 2019 913

Understanding the Connection Between Sleep and Anxiety

Research findings suggesting that sleep loss and anxiety are closely linked were among…
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Dec 19, 2018 1171

Spring/Summer Newsletter

Everyone has been kept busy this last 12 months for all the board members. We would like…