Mates4Mates is one of Australia’s leading veteran charities actively changing the lives of current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members, and their families, impacted by service.

One connection at a time, Mates4Mates is actively changing lives. They provide a way forward for current and ex-serving Defence Force members and their families experiencing service-related physical injuries, mental health issues and isolation.

Support and recovery looks different to everyone, and Mates4Mates offers many pathways through their holistic clinical services. Last year, over 7,600 individual appointments were made with Mates4Mates psychologists and exercise physiologists, improving the mental and physical health of the Australian Defence Force community.

Targeting all aspects of health and wellbeing is important for recovery. A Mates4Mates psychologist can provide a safe, non-judgmental space for Defence Force members and their family members to share and be heard through a variety of evidence-based therapies that can make a real difference. For those living with an acute or chronic injury, a Mates4Mates exercise physiologist can provide tailored exercise programs to offer further support through recovery.

With face-to-face and telehealth appointments available, a Medicare or DVA referral will provide a veteran or family member impacted by service access to a Mates4Mates psychologist or exercise physiologist.
The Mates4Mates clinical Skills for Recovery Programs have also been designed to provide veterans and their families with opportunities to develop relevant skills and strategies that can help them better manage their health and wellbeing now, and into the future. Facilitated by a member of their clinical team, each program is offered in a safe and inclusive environment for participants to connect with others.
The Skills for Recovery Programs are offered at various times throughout the year, as well as at different locations across Australia, including occasionally online, ensuring that accessibility isn’t a problem for those in need of support.

For support or to find out more information about the clinical services and the online and in-person Skills for Recovery programs available at Mates4Mates, reach out today. Call 1300 462 837 or visit mates4mates.org.