Mates4Mates conducts holistic rehabilitation programs designed to push participants physically and psychologically in positive environments. Our challenges are difficult but realistic. They provide participants with a goal to work towards and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. They build motivation, teamwork and trust and have a profound effect on all participants.
Past Mates4Mates Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges have included activities like trekking Kokoda, kayaking across the Bass Strait and sailing in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
These challenges have a strong focus on rehabilitation. It is by facing a safe level of physical or psychological stress, and being pushed outside of their comfort zone, that participants regain lost confidence and self-worth.
Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges
- Trekking Challenges including Kokoda Trek & Aussie 10 Peaks
- Kayaking Challenges
- Sailing Challenges
- Cycling Challenges
- Horse Riding Challenges
- Multi-activity Adventures including Dawson River Retreat & Tassie Adventure
Your support is very much appreciated and the money you will raise will “Pay It Forward” to give the next group of injured Defence Force Mates the chance to participate in these amazing adventures. The fundraising efforts of previous Mates on previous activities are what have allowed Mates4Mates to continue to provide this rewarding programs.
Mates4Mates supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members (and their families) who have physical or psychological wounds, injuries or illnesses 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.
• Physical Rehabilitation & 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 www.mates4mates.org or call 1300 462 837. Stay connected @ www.facebook.com/Mates4Mates