Vice Chief launches Parliamentarians Against Family Violence
20 October 2014 : White Ribbon Ambassador Vice Admiral Ray Griggs launched Parliamentarians Against Family Violence at Parliament House. He discusses his role as Ambassador, why he encouraged the Navy to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, and more broadly what Defence is doing to raise awareness of violence against women.
Defence personnel go bridge to bridge in support of White Ribbon Day 2014
17 October 2014: Around 700 Defence personnel walked and ran around Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin to demonstrate their commitment to White Ribbon Day. Vice Chief of the Defence Force and White Ribbon Ambassador, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs launched the event, one of a number of activities being undertaken by Defence in the lead up to White Ribbon Day 2014 on Tuesday, 25 November 2014.
Australian Defence Force Mental Health Day
10 October 2014: Held each year, World Mental Health Day is a day dedicated to mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It is also the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Mental Health Day, a day to recognise the ADF’s commitment to taking care of its key capability – its people.
This year the Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice Admiral Griggs spoke to Defence personnel at Australia's Defence Force Headquarters.
Admiral addresses mental health at Grace Groom Oration
9 October 2014: On the eve of World Mental Health Day 2014, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs gave the keynote address at Mental Health Australia's annual Grace Groom Memorial Lecture.
Held at the National Press Club, VCDF outlined many of the issues facing a modern defence force that is looking to respond to the issue of mental health and wellbeing amongst service men and women.
South Australian employers of Reserves recognised
11 September 2014: Five employers were recognised for their support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reserves at the Employer Support Awards held at Adelaide Oval last night.
The event, organised by the South Australian Defence Reserves Support Council, recognised employers who have been particularly supportive of their Reservist employees.