Mates4Mates Partners and Carers Program

  • Are you the partner or carer of a veteran who has been impacted by service?
  • Are you looking for strategies to support your own mental health and wellbeing?
  • Do you need support to understand the impacts of transitioning?

If you answered yes, then our Partners and Carers Program may be for you. 

What is the Partners and Carers Program?

The Partners and Carers Program is designed to support partners and carers of veterans and current serving Defence Force personnel whose lives have been impacted by service and provide them with strategies to support their own mental health and wellbeing.

Participants will learn of the impacts transitioning out of the Defence Force can have on the family, the importance of social connection, and how to manage the unique challenges that the Defence Force life brings.

This program will be led by a team of social workers and counsellors.

Upcoming Programs


This group program will be held on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, from 9:00am – 4:00pm, at the Mates4Mates Ipswich Centre.


This group program will be held online on Wednesday, 15 November 2023, from 9:00am – 4:00pm (AEST).


This group program will be held on Thursday, 16 November 2023, from 9:00am – 4:00pm, at the Mates4Mates Townsville Centre.

To participate online, you will need: 

  • PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone with video calling capabilities 
  • Internet connection capable of sustaining an online video call 

Expressions of interest close Friday, 13 October 2023, however, expressions of interest may close sooner if a large volume of applications are received. It is therefore recommended that expressions of interest are submitted as soon as possible. 

Places in the program are dependent on meeting the selection criteria. Please note submitting an expression of interest does not automatically qualify an applicant for the next step in the selection process for this program. 

Places in the program are available to partners and carers registered with Mates4Mates. 

Partners and Carers Program expression of interest

Due to receiving a high volume of EOIs for our programs, please take the time to provide thoughtful and considered responses to the following questions. This is to confirm that participants selected for the program meet our requested criteria.

To ensure that participants for the program are selected fairly, all EOI submissions will be assessed individually to identify which participants have meet the requirements of the EOI and are most suitable to attend the program.

Please note, we are unable to keep EOIs on file as a waitlist for future programs. All programs require individual EOIs to be submitted.

If you selected no because you are not an inducted Mates4Mates member and would like to take part, simply complete the Mates4Mates new client form online and our team will be in touch soon.

Please note: a clinician may ask you during the screening about the possibility of you obtaining a referral for this program. While a referral is not a requirement to participate, it is recommended.