Mates4Mates offers a life-enhancing experience through the Equine Therapy Program, which challenges participants to break down their physical and emotional barriers by connecting with horses. 

The Equine Therapy Program is one of the most successful programs Mates4Mates offers and it has a very positive influence on our wounded, injured and ill Mates.

This hands-on form of therapy teaches Mates basic horsemanship and riding skills. While Mates learn to work with their horses, they rebuild trust, grow in confidence, learn patience and develop important social skills. Equine therapy allows Mates to break through the barriers that prevent them from fully participating in the community. 


Your generous donation will help these participants pay it forward so other Mates can benefit from the rehabilitation of this rewarding program. 

Thank you for making a positive difference to the lives of our Mates and their families today and into the future.


Mates4Mates supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members (and their families) who have been wounded, injured or ill injuries as a result of their service for our country.

Mates4Mates does not receive government funding, and relies on your support to make a positive difference to the lives of injured Defence Force Mates.

Mates4Mates provides:
• Physical Rehabilitation and Wellbeing services
• Psychological services
• Employment and Education Support Services
• Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges
• Social Connection Activities

For more information on our services or to help or to support our Mates, visit or call 1300 462 837. Stay connected @
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$27 can support a Mate's participation in a group family counselling session, which will help Mates with physical and psychological issues reduce the impact of their condition on their children.

$62 can purchase one yoga class for up to 20 wounded Mates to help manage their PTSD and related conditions, including anxiety, depression and sleeplessness.

$108 can provide a Mate with a one-on-one counselling session with our expert psychologists who help them to overcome their debilitating PTSD symptoms including anxiety, sleeplessness and managing their emotions.

$512 can go towards essential rehabilitation equipment in a Family Recovery Centre, which helps the wounded restore muscle and joint functions, improve their conditioning, and help to maximise their independence.

$1,989 can sponsor one Mate to attend a five-day intensive Equine therapy program which involves working closely with horses to help Mates overcome debilitating conditions like anxiety and depression so they can progress with their lives and relationships.

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