Here for when you need support.
Service-related injuries can make life challenging, which is why we’re here to provide a way forward.
Whether you are currently serving, have transitioned recently or many years ago, or are a family member of someone who served, and meet the eligibility criteria below – you can access support at Mates4Mates. To book an appointment with a psychologist or exercise physiologist, simply obtain a DVA or Medicare referral from your GP and contact us.
To access social connection and wellbeing services, fill out an application form. Once you’ve joined, you are welcome to come and go as you need for programs and social connection activities.
We provide a safe, supportive environment for you to seek help for physical injuries and mental health issues – with no judgement or expectations.
- Must be a current or ex-serving member of the Army, Airforce or Navy, and must have a physical injury or a mental health illness as a direct result of your service.
- No deployment or operational service is required, nor any minimum amount of time served.
- Immediate family members (spouses, partners, children, parents) of current or ex-serving members with service-related injuries are eligible for services.
How to join
To join Mates4Mates, simply fill out our form below or download a PDF version and one of our experienced staff members will be in touch to talk further about your application and arrange an initial induction appointment. If you would like to talk with us before applying, contact us.
After becoming a Mate, life started to improve. I learnt that if you face your demons, get the right help and treatment, you can turn your life around.Gary,
Frequently asked questions
The term ‘Mate’ is used to refer to anyone who has joined Mates4Mates and is accessing our services. We’re here to provide mateship and support - everyone that is a member of Mates4Mates is our mate and can find new mates.
As a registered Mate, you can access a wide range of our services including psychological support, physical rehabilitation programs and social connection activities. Our Liaison Officers, located at our Family Recovery Centres, can help you find services that are right for you.
Anyone who is currently serving and has been injured, has experienced a traumatic event or is experiencing mental health issues, can access our range of services confidentially.
All our services are offered at no-cost to eligible Mates and family members, thanks to the generous support of our community and partners.