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 psychological 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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Latest news

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Encouraging self-care for partners and carers

Partners and carers of veterans often prioritise the needs of another over their own. It’s important that partners feel supported to look after their own health and wellbeing.

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How psychologists can help with pain management

When treating chronic pain effectively, it’s important to address not only the physical but also the emotional and psychological aspects. A psychologist can help with this.

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Exercise for your bones this World Osteoporosis Day

On the 20 October each year is World Osteoporosis Day which serves as a reminder of the importance to look after our joint and bone health through physical activity.

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.