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 4,600 registered Mates and family members and in 2019 provided:

  • 25,000+ Face-to-face contacts nationally

  • 4,471 Psychology appointments

  • 11,518 Physical rehabilitation and wellbeing connections

  • 8,422 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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Strong Bones!

We often hear a lot about muscles and the importance of strength. Bone strength is something that is less frequently discussed, however bone health is important for function.

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How and why to practice mindful eating

Do you ever find yourself eating a plate of food or a snack and not really noticing what you are eating? Then reaching for more because you don’t feel full?

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Two mates, two dogs and a cuppa

Mateship is at the heart of what we do at Mates4Mates. It’s a place for veterans to find a group of people they can call ‘mates’, and a place where they can feel understood and welcomed. That’s exactly what Steve Moore and Ted Tiessem found.