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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Momentum demands movement

As our 10,000 steps challenge has come to an end, this does not mean your physical activity has to end either. Exercise is great for the heart, lungs, muscles, and bones as well as maintaining function. It is also therapeutic for the mind so, why not continue?

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Stepping into health

Walking is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to exercise to improve your health. Our team explains the importance of daily movement and looks at the many health benefits that walking brings.

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Changing the lives of veterans and their families in 2020

At Mates4Mates, we know how challenging it can be to overcome service-related injuries and mental health issues. But, through our wide range of integrated support services, thousands of veterans and their families found a new way forward in 2020.

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.