Partners and families

Support and connection for families of veterans or current ADF members.

When one member of the family experiences a service-related physical injury or mental health issue, the entire family can be affected. 

Spouses, partners, children or parents of veterans with service-related injuries can experience isolation or their own mental health challenges as a result of the circumstances of military life. We want you to know that it’s okay to reach out for help. Our support options are available for immediate family members.

From mental health services, to family BBQs, social connection activities, or yoga classes – we are here for you; to listen, to support, and to provide you with professional guidance to improve quality of life and relationships. You’ll also meet other families who understand the challenges often faced by Defence families.  

As a partner, child, or parent of a veteran with service-related injuries, you can apply to join Mates4Mates at any time. Your partner does not have to be registered for you to apply to join.

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Our services

Latest news

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We've partnered with Sleepy's, The Mattress Experts

Mates4Mates is excited to announce a partnership with Sleepy’s to support veteran health and wellbeing through a good night’s sleep.

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Improved support services for Sunshine Coast veterans

Mates4Mates has officially moved into the RSL Queensland Veteran & Family Wellbeing Centre on the Sunshine Coast!

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What's the Healthy Relationships Program all about?

Mates4Mates skills-based group programs are designed by our clinicians to help support veterans and their families now and into the future.

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.