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All Reservists (Active and Specialist) should recently
have received mail asking about your civil skills (formal,
self-claimed, experience) for the Civil Skills Data e-survey.
It is very important that you complete this survey as it
helps the Australian Defence Force better identify people
with specific skills that can be drawn upon for emergencies,
exercises and deployments.
You will receive a half day pay for preparing and completing
the survey and it will also help your Reserve career.
It's time to complete the Civil Skills Data e-survey
There's still time for you to complete the survey. Make sure
you have all your paperwork ready -- licences, degrees and
other qualifications -- before you start.
If you have any questions about the survey, or any of the
information collected, please email your query and PMKeyS
number to ADO.CivilSkillsData@defence.gov.au
You can complete the survey on your own or a Defence
computer, but you should complete it as soon as you can.
Visit www.civilskillsdata.com today
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Army September 15, 2011
View improves: Seeking help is no longer a bad career move, with
support programs designed to help personnel return to the workplace
and continue advancing in their jobs.
Photo by LAC Bill Solomou
THE entire 30-minute
presentation of the
Directorate of Mental
Health's DVD, Dents
in the Soul, can now
be viewed online at the
Produced by the Army
in conjunction with the
Directorate of Mental
Health, Defence Publishing
Service and singer songwrit-
er John Schumann, Dents
in the Soul aims to address
stigma, offer support and
raise awareness of the issues
surrounding PTSD for Army
personnel and their families.
Featuring Army members who share their own experi-
ences with PTSD, the DVD supports the message "look
after yourself, your mates and your family".
The mini documentary aims to de-stigmatise PTSD and
to show it can potentially happen to anyone who has been
exposed to a traumatic event.
Mental health experts claim developing PTSD symptoms
after exposure to trauma is not a sign of weakness -- it is
simply being human.
Recovery rates from PTSD are high but early diagnosis
and treatment are particularly important. Generally, the
longer the symptoms persist and go untreated, the longer the
eventual recovery will take and the greater the disruption to
the person's work, family and enjoyment of life.
Singer Songwriter John Schumann, who wrote I Was
Only 19, narrates the documentary and helps walk viewers
through the diagnosis, treatment and effects of PTSD on
individuals and their families.
Watch the 30-minute documentary on the Joint Health Command
website at www.defence.gov.au/health/DMH/PTSD_DVD.htm
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