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

Skills for recovery programs

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

Psychological services

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

Physical rehabilitation and wellbeing

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

Social connection activities

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

Our Impact

We’re actively changing lives, one connection at a time. We’re here to provide support, rehabilitation and hope to those who have served, and their families. We have over 7,300 registered Mates and family members and in 2021 provided:

 

  • 27,100+ Face-to-face and online connections

  • 3,653 Psychology appointments

  • 3,955 Exercise physiology sessions

  • 13,209 Social connections

More on our impact 

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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Eat Well This Veterans' Health Week

This October, Mates4Mates is participating in Veterans’ Health Week as it encourages veterans and their families to ‘Eat Well’ to support their health and wellbeing.

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Moving forward with sport

Adaptive sports, which are recreational or competitive sports that accommodate people with disabilities, can play an important part in the physical and mental recovery process for veterans.

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Bringing Arts Therapy to Defence schools

Service-related physical injuries or mental health issues can affect the entire family and for children who find it difficult to talk about or understand their feelings Arts Therapy may be helpful.