Australian Warrior Expo is excited to announce Mates4Mates as a charity partner for AWE2018. Mates4Mates support wounded, injured or ill current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and their families. Those who engage with Mates4Mates have physical or psychological injuries resultant of their military service and often face a long road to recovery. Mates4Mates endeavours to provide these integral support services to those who need it most whilst raising awareness around the challenges many ADF members face transitioning back into civilian life.
Mates4Mates aims to provide a holistic approach to recovery in a supportive and non-judgemental space. To achieve this, they utilise five core service streams;
For Mates with psychological or physical trauma, Equine Therapy promotes the development of self-awareness and trust and is an alternative therapy offered by Mates4Mates
CEO of Mates4Mates, Troy Watson says “Mates4Mates encourages the importance of ongoing mateship within our team, Mates and community stakeholders. We are both excited and humbled to be the chosen Military charity for the 2018 Australian Warrior Expo. It is an excellent opportunity for Mates4Mates to raise awareness surrounding the work we do, in a unique Exhibitor setting not seen elsewhere in Australia”.
Mates4Mates offers our Mates and their families the opportunity to participate in a range of Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges which are designed to push participants physically and psychologically in positive environments
Mates4Mates provides a safe environment where individuals can come together with other like-minded Mates, seek support across a range of different areas and access programs through their local Family Recovery Centre. Find out about registering to become a Mate today.
In 2017, Mates4Mates conducted 4700 psychologist appointments, 13,000 physical rehabilitation and wellbeing service connections and had over 25,000 face-to-face contacts with Mates and their immediate family members. Mates4Mates receives no government funding and is reliant on donations to continue to provide its valuable services. Help support their work today by donating here.
Mates4Mates have Family Recovery Centres (FRC) in Townsville (QLD), Brisbane (QLD and Hobart (TAS) along with outreach services to support those who are unable to physically attend a FRC. Call 1300 462 837 or visit mates4mates.org.