Reports like this illustrate why we are passionate and loyal in supporting organisations like RSL Queensland who selflessly exist to service our veteran community.

Key points: 

1. Approximately 5.3 per cent homelessness of Australian veterans who left the Australian Defence Force (ADF) between 2001 and 2018…higher than that for the general population (1.9%). 

2. Higher levels of psychological distress and post-traumatic stress symptoms 

3. Less contact with family and friends 

4. Lower levels of satisfaction with partner and children 

5. Engaging in risky behaviours (e.g. driving, gambling) 

6. Smoking and use of recreational drugs 

7. Higher likelihood for arrest or conviction for a crime 

8. A greater number of lifetime traumatic events.

Full report can be found here

David Neal Is a leader, strategist, founder, project and change manager, as well as a practical consultant for clients such as the ADA NSW, University of Sydney, Australian Defence Force, Prescare, RSL Queensland, MedReleaf, and KPMG. ​He is one of the authors of ‘Growing Good Leaders’ which focuses on developing high performing teams and running projects. He travels throughout Australia and overseas helping others to simplify the complex. His time serving in the military has provided him with vast experience in leadership, complex problem solving, project and risk management. He has chosen mateship, family and helping good people as his path.

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