Specialised services to help you manage your mental health, wellbeing and improve your quality of life.
Using a range of evidence-based therapies, our team is here to support you when you need it most.
We understand just how challenging it can be to overcome injury and trauma, which is why we ensure no one goes through recovery alone. Speaking with a skilled psychologist or counsellor is one of the most important things you can do to move forward from trauma, navigate through mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and addiction, improve relationships, or other life hurdles you’re facing.
Service-related injuries aren’t always visible. In Australia, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness in any one year. But with the right treatment, there is hope for recovery. Our psychology team provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals and families to share and be heard. They use a variety of evidence-based therapies that can make a real difference.
To book an appointment with a psychologist, you will need a Medicare or DVA referral from your GP. For other activities, join Mates4Mates by filling out an application form. For more information or to speak with us about our services, get in touch below.
Talking to people helps you to stay connected as depression can make you feel isolated at times. All the services help - Mates4Mates makes you feel more connected and you’re not alone.Les
Frequently asked questions
If you are currently serving or a veteran and have been impacted by your military service, or you’re a family member of someone who has, you can register to become a Mate to access our services. Once you’re a registered Mate and have a GP referral, you can book an appointment with one of our trained psychologists at a Family Recovery Centre or via Skype. Our psychologists are skilled in working with Defence Force personnel and understand service.
Yes, to access Mates4Mates psychology services, you need a referral from your GP, MO, psychiatrist or in the case of children, a paediatrician. For non-serving Mates and Family members, your health practitioner may refer you to Mates4Mates through DVA or Medicare funding. For current serving members, your MO can refer you through specific ADF funding. Referral plans range from a maximum of 10 sessions per year to an unlimited number of sessions required to treat your psychological issues. All psychological services are available at no cost to you.
Mates4Mates is registered with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and Medicare as a recognised Allied Health Provider for psychology and exercise physiology services. You simply need to visit your GP, MO or medical specialist to obtain a referral and then call Mates4Mates on 1300 4 MATES (62 837) to make an appointment.
Get in touch
To find out more about joining Mates4Mates, accessing services or supporting our cause, fill out our form or call 1300 4 MATES (62 837) during business hours.