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Thursday, 10 January 2013 08:25

Stress and wellbeing in Australia in 2011

A state of the nation survey
The Australian Psychological Society commissioned a survey of the stress and wellbeing of Australians to provide insight into the psychological health of the Australian population.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 08:20

Summary of Traumatic Stress Literature 2010

This annual summary of the traumatic stress and military mental health literature was produced by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH).

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 17:40

Gail MacDonell

Executive Director

Dr MacDonell is the wife of a Vietnam veteran. Gail has three children, 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Monday, 07 January 2013 12:52

Patricia Amphlett


Patricia Amphlett (Little Pattie) today is as energetic as she was when she took a strong hold on the Australian music scene in the mid sixties as a bright fourteen year old school girl from Sydney.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 14:54

Members & Friends

Members of the Foundation

By being a member you will be a person who has consented to become a member in the Foundation's application for registration.

As a member you will be enabling us to provide a high standard of Integrity and Ethics in Research of Australian Military Families, while Acknowledging people's contributions and intellectual property.

You will be helping to promote trust and confidence within the Military and Veterans as well as general community regarding research.

You will have voting rights at the Foundation's Annual General Meeting, and may be eligible for election as a Director on the Board of the Foundation

Friends of the Foundation

A friend of the Foundation will be any person who does not apply for membership and

(i) the Directors consider would be of value to the Foundation; and/or

(ii) has made a Bequest to the Foundation; and

accepts an offer by the Directors to be a Friend of the Foundation.

A person who accepts an offer to be a Friend of the Foundation:

(a) is not required to pay an annual subscription to the Foundation; and

(b) may not exercise any voting rights; and

(c) is not eligible for election to a position as a Director on the Board of the Foundation.

The role of Friend of the Foundation will be offered for a period of two (2) years however this period may be extended at the discretion of the Board.

The Board may offer more than one person the role of Friend of the Foundation at any given time.

Friday, 28 December 2012 11:43


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.
Friday, 21 December 2012 09:20

Mrs Linda Hurley


Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School in Sydney and completed her teaching training in 1975. She commenced teaching at Tempe in 1976.

Caroline Cassels is the news editor for Medscape Psychiatry. A medical and health journalist for 20 years, Caroline has written extensively for both physician and consumer audiences. She helped launch and was the editor of Health Digest, an award-winning Canadian consumer health publication.

Tips and resources for managing lupus, fatigue, and memory problems.

How to Take Charge of Your Medical Care

You've just been diagnosed with lupus. What do you do now? How will you remember everything the doctors are telling you? Where can you turn for advice?

Lupus patient and activist Christine Miserandino has been there. She knows how overwhelming and confusing it can be. In the WebMD Lupus Community, Miserandino offers five tips for moving forward after your diagnosis:

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:44

Mrs Julie Blackburn (ACT)


Julie Blackburn was the National Convenor of Defence Families of Australia appointed in January 2010, serving her term until 2014. DFA is ministerially appointed by the Minister responsible for Defence Personnel to provide

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