Operation Life is designed for use by serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel who are at risk of suicide, as a support to clinical care.
Operation Life is a self-management tool for individuals to use between treatment sessions with their mental health clinician. It was developed by the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The app supports clinical care by offering easy access to emergency and professional support services and a personal support network that users can call when help is needed. Operation Life also features two cognitive behavioural therapy tools to help users sufficiently self-manage their thoughts – grounding and positive reminders. The app also offers helpful advice on staying safe and when to seek help.
It is recommended users work with their treating mental health clinician to set-up the app, personalise the content and learn when and how to use it to stay safe.
The accompanying Guide for Clinicians - Operation Life Mobile Application can be downloaded from the ‘Clinical Resources / Mobile Apps and Treatment’ section of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs At Ease Professionals website http://at-ease.dva.gov.au/professionals/mobile-apps-and-treatment/.
The Operation Life mobile app is optimised for Samsung Galaxy III, Samsung Galaxy IV using Android 4.2 – 5.1