Setting S.M.A.R.T. Mental Health Goals for Veterans in 2024

As we usher in a new year, it’s an opportune time for veterans to embark on a journey towards improved mental health. Setting goals is a powerful way to initiate positive change, and adopting the S.M.A.R.T. criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound) can be a game-changer in this pursuit. In 2024, let’s explore how veterans […]

Social Jet Lag: What Is It And How It Impacts Sleep And Health

If you’re losing sleep due to work or your social life, you could have social jet lag. Learn how sleep patterns create a broken sleep schedule that disrupts your circadian rhythm. In today’s fast-paced world, balancing our busy lives with quality sleep can be a real challenge. This is where the concept of social jet […]

How To Overcome Social Anxiety: 8 Tips & Strategies

Overcome social anxiety with our practical tips and strategies designed to help you cultivate confidence and navigate social situations with more ease.  Social anxiety. It’s a mental health term many of us have heard of and most likely personally experienced at one point or another. But what actually is social anxiety? Is it not liking […]

Exercise and Anxiety: Does Exercise Actually Help? 

Living with anxiety can be hard, but regular exercise could help reduce worry and boost wellbeing. We explore the benefits and best exercises for anxiety. A queasy stomach before a big speech. Sweaty palms before a first date. We all feel anxious sometimes. But for many, anxiety is far more than the occasional jittery feeling.  […]

Body Scan Meditation to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Heard of body scan meditation but don’t know what it is? We discuss how mindful body scans can help with stress and anxiety. Plus, 5 tips to get you started. Pause. Take a deep breath. Now, imagine the pace of your life slowed down. Way down. See yourself moving through your days with less stress […]

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 — A Simple Grounding Exercise to Calm Anxiety

Anxiety derailing your day? Get to know the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 grounding method — a simple exercise for calming the mind that can alleviate anxiety in minutes. In an unpredictable world, it’s easy to get caught up in stress and anxiety. Grounding techniques offer a practical way to pull your focus back from […]

Anticipatory Anxiety: How to Feel Less Anxious About The Future

It’s normal to feel anxious about the future. But anticipatory anxiety can take its toll on your well-being. We share five simple strategies to help you cope. If you’ve ever experienced that stomach ache before a major event or critical meeting then you’ve experienced anticipatory anxiety. Anticipatory anxiety is a form of worry or fear […]

How To Calm An Anxiety Attack: 10 Fast Ways To Ground Yourself

Anxiety attacks can feel scary, but you do have some control. Here are 10 effective strategies to help you learn how to calm an anxiety attack fast. Anxiety can be frightening because it isn’t just about feeling worried — it’s a complex cocktail of emotions. It can have roots in a combination of life pressures, […]

Panic Attacks: How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Help

A panic attack can be overwhelming and terrifying. The racing heart, shortness of breath, and a whirlwind of thoughts can leave you feeling helpless. If you experience panic attacks, remember that you’re not alone and with the right coping strategies, you can find relief.  Learn how meditation can help with panic attacks, and how grounding […]

Meditation for Veterans

Meditation: Why Do So Many Veterans Swear By it? Meditation is helping thousands of Australian veterans lead an easier and calmer life by equipping them with the skills for things like better controlling their anger and any depressive thoughts, improving their empathy and understanding, managing sudden flashbacks or negatively reliving the past. It is also […]

Informed Consent for Social Worker Services

The purpose of the following is to inform you about the provision of social worker services by Medilinks Australia Online Pty Ltd t/as VBA Health (“us”, “we” “VBA Health”) and for you to consent to receive social worker services from us and to our management of your personal information.

Part A

Social Worker Services

Type of Services

Social worker services include the following supports:

Part B

Management of Health and Medical Information

Collection of Personal Information

As part of providing social worker services to you, we need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your situation, such as your name, contact information, medical history and other relevant information. This collection of personal information will be a necessary part of the services that are provided.

Viewing Your Accepted Conditions

The following steps will help view the accepted conditions of your DVA white card via the MyGov website.

Step 1:

Go to https://my.gov.au

Sign in to your myGov account using your Username and Password.

You can sign in to myGov using the following:

  • Your username (Your myGov username has 2 letters and 6 numbers. For example XY123456)
  • Your email address used to create your account
  • Your mobile number (if you have enabled this option)

After entering your login details you may be required to provide a one-time access code.

  • A one-time use code is sent by SMS to your mobile phone.

If you do not have a myGov account, you can create one by selecting Create myGov account on the myGov sign-in page.

using the MyGov login page

Step 2:

Once you have logged into your account scroll down until you see the heading ‘Your Services’.

Your Services lists the government programs you access that offer online services through myGov. You should see ‘Department of Veteran Affairs’ listed here.

Select ‘Department of Veteran Affairs’.

If you do not see Department of Veteran Affairs listed you will have to link this service to your account (See the video below).

You can do this by selecting Link another service.

Select the DVA tile

Step 3:

This is your Department of Veterans’ Affairs My Service Home Page.

My Service allows you to access DVA services online such as:

  • Access support for a service-related condition or injury
  • Access your digital DVA Veteran Card
  • Lodge and track the status of your claims

Look in the middle column titled Claims.

Select Accepted Conditions.

Select Accepted Conditions from the Claims Menu

Step 4:

This page shows your digital DVA Veteran Card.

You will see information such as your Card NumberExpiryCard Type and the Conditions listed on your card.

Select the Conditions Listed drop-down menu to view the conditions listed on your card.

Step 5:

Select Print this Page in the top right-hand corner of the page to download your digital DVA Card as a PDF.

Alternatively, if accessing this on your mobile phone you can take a screenshot of this page. Depending on your phone you can:

  • Press the Side button and the Volume up button at the same time (iPhone)
  • Press the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time


Video on how to log on and link my service: