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On the 8th to 10th of April, we held our first 'Ladies Pamper Retreat Weekend' event for partners of military personnel. 

Sunday, 17 April 2016 13:47

Some past and current projects

Journal articles

We have been asked to hold another 'Invisible Wounds' workshop.  This time in Nelson Bay, having held successful workhshops in Singleton and Wallsend.  Please see the attached flyer for more information

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AFOM are hosting a Poker Run Fundraiser.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  This event will be following by our Community Family Day

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Sunday, 17 April 2016 11:20

Community Family Day - June 5th 2016

We are holding our first 'community family day' on Sunday 5th June at Lambton Park Bowling Club.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

If you are community and/or miltary related group and would like to be involved with this event, please contact Contact Belinda via email:
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or ph: 0438577518

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:44

Dinner with John Cantwell - May 21st 2016

It is with very deep regret, that we must postpone the Dinner with John Cantwell until later in the year.


We are hosting another 'Dinner with John Cantwell' fundraiser. 



AFOM is hosting another Lovedale Long Lunch Fundraiser again this year.

Based on our submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of ADF serving personnel, we were invited by the Secretary of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade References Committee to appear at its public hearing on Monday 31 August 2015 in Canberra. 

The report for this Inquiry was released on the 17th March 2016. 

Link to report

Below is Deputy Executive Directors - Emma and Rob MacDonald, and our Founder and Executive Director - Gail MacDonell OAM.

Directors - Emma MacDonald, Rob MacDonald and Gail MacDonell

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:49

Senate Inquiry submission - June 2015

Our submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Mental health of ADF serving personnel:


More information:

www.aph.gov.au - ADF Mental Health

Monday, 11 April 2016 16:16

Emergency contacts

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service - 1800 011 046

Defence Family Helpline - 1800 624 608       

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Kids Hotline - 1800 55 1800


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