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 are actively changing lives

Social connection activities

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

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.

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 5,600 registered Mates and family members and in 2020 provided:

  • 23,000+ Face-to-face contacts nationally

  • 4,038 Psychology appointments

  • 2,269 Exercise physiology sessions

  • 7,500 Social connections

More on our organisation

Helping a mate will change their life and yours

It is only through the generosity of corporate partners, fundraising and donations 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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PTSD and Exercise

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a prominent mental health issue for military veterans. It is commonly distinguished by a set of reactions that can develop in people who have been exposed to a traumatic event or series of events in their life.

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The relationship between exercise and sleep

Sleep and exercise have a bidirectional relationship. In other words, regular exercise can help improve your sleep quality and duration, and in return, getting adequate sleep better promotes physical activity throughout the day.

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Brain health later in life

Everyone’s brain changes as they age, with some retaining cognitive health and others not. Keeping the brain and body active can make a huge impact to your memory and other cognitive abilities in later life.