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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

More on our organisation
Impacting lives through support.

Helping a Mate will change their life and yours

It is only through generous donations, fundraising and support from corporate partners, that we can meet the ever-increasing need for our services and help veterans and their families. Your support matters. 

 

How you can be involved

Latest news

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Active August

It can be challenging to re-engage with social activities after a long period of isolation and a lack of social connection. There may be some anxieties or a lack of motivation and energy to get back into the swing of things. Our Psychologist Jonathan writes about the Active August initiative happening in Townsville and the benefits of taking part in social connection activities.

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Breathe better

Have you ever noticed your breathing? Whether we are at rest, moving or exercising, our breath changes in accordance with the activity and can make a big difference to our performance and mood. Our Exercise Physiologist Lauren explains why.

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EOIs now open for Darwin veteran centre

Mates4Mates is calling on local organisations interested in providing services through the Northern Territory Veteran and Family Wellbeing Centre, to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).