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In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, REDSIX CEO Michael Handley joins host Phil Tarrant to tell the story behind the development of his new veterans support app. Handley, an Army veteran himself, discusses his experience as a service member and the challenges he faced when transitioning to civilian life. He explains how he found new purpose in promoting wellbeing among veterans, prompting him to develop support app, REDSIX. Handley outlines his plans and ambitions for the new tech tool, which aims to lower suicide rates among the veteran community by connecting users with peers and mental health agencies. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team ADF members and their families can contact the Defence All-hours Support Line, a confidential telephone service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 1800 628 036. Defence families can also contact the Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624 608.
Safe Zone Support (1800 142 072) is also available as a free and anonymous counselling line for current and former ADF personnel and their families. The service is available 24/7 and provides access to specialised counsellors with an understanding of military culture and experience.