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With mates behind you, there’s power to move forward.

At Mates4Mates, veterans and their families can find a way forward from service-related injuries. We understand the challenges they face and provide support proven to make a real difference.

How we can help

Four ways we're actively changing lives

Physical rehabilitation and wellbeing

Targeted programs to help with recovery from injury and improve health and wellbeing.

Psychological Services

Evidence-based therapies tailored to individuals, couples and family members in need of support.

Social connection activities

Regular opportunities for mateship and peer support through social and family activities.

Skills for recovery programs

Innovative skills-based programs to improve resilience and quality of life.

Our Impact

We’re changing lives, one connection at a time. We’re here to provide support, rehabilitation and hope to people who serve, and their families. We have over 4,600 registered Mates and family members and in 2019 provided:

  • 25,000+ Face-to-face contacts nationally

  • 4,471 Psychology appointments

  • 11,518 Physical rehabilitation and wellbeing connections

  • 8,422 Social connections

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Impacting lives through support.

Can you help one more Mate today?

It’s is estimated that almost half the veteran community experience mental health issues within a 12 month period. No one should have to go through injury and illness alone. Your gift can provide access to a mental health professional to help a Mate on their journey to recovery.

 

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Latest news

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Skills for Recovery changes

With COVID-19 restrictions impacting the way we deliver services nationally, we have made some changes to our Skills for Recovery Programs that were planned for 2020.

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Move more, sit less

During the current restrictions you may have noticed that working from home and/or isolation has led to increased time spent sitting or sedentary behaviours. The incidental physical activity such as walking to and from work, to meetings or to the photocopier has been taken away and you may not have access to a standing desk in your home office, all contributing to the increased sitting time.

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Nutritional Psychology

Current social restrictions have created a number of changes in the way that we are living our lives, one of those being that we may be spending more time at home. Increased levels of boredom and inactivity may lead to challenges in areas of our life including our diet, as unhealthy food choices may be easier to access and physical activity may be reduced