Chester – Open Arms Retains Mental Health Accreditation

Veteran-specific lifeline Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling has successfully retained its Mental Health Accreditation under the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS).

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester, has welcomed the decision, made this week, saying the service provides an invaluable counselling support service to veterans and their families.

“Accreditation follows a rigorous assessment process conducted by an independent, external assessing agency, Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP),” Mr Chester said.

“QIP’s accreditation report stated that Open Arms had met all requirements of the NSMHS and commended Open Arms on its many strengths and positive feedback from clients and stakeholders.”

Mr Chester said

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