What we do?
We have strong expertise in veteran transition and are actively developing educational and employment initiatives to support transitioning veterans and their families. Our research also extends to the health and wellbeing of Police, Fire Officers and Paramedics. Our expertise sits in understanding the effects of working within paramilitary organisations.
A key focus of Open Door is to reframe the narrative that service personnel across the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and first responder agencies are not defined by mental and physical health challenges. We are a community that has had much invested in us across our service and upon separation and transition to civilian life we have much to give back. Open Door adopts a strength based, capacity building model of research and practice.