WHAT WE DO

Why we help

46.8% of transitioned veterans have experienced a mental disorder within

12 months of discharge.

 

Only 1/4 are estimated to have received evidence; based care in the last 12 months.

 

5,767 contemporary veterans are estimated to experience homelessness.

 

Only 39% of those experiencing homelessness have sought assistance from mainstream services.

 

The rate of suicide in the ex service community is higher than the broader

Australian Community.

Over the period Oct 2019 to Mar 2020, we have provided assistance to 316 veterans and/or their families. Five of these cases are repeated assistance, with the remaining becoming financially independent and secured permanent housing after support from Wounded Heroes.

 

This is an increase of 248.5% for the same period last year.

We largely provide assistance to the ex-serving community, however they do support and refer current serving members as required. Five cases supported situations of family violence. 

The majority of assistance provided by Wounded Heroes is to veterans experiencing mental conditions, including PTSD, anxiety and major depression. A total of 79 cases have a recognised mental health condition, 11 have a physical health condition and 68 have multiple conditions, including a combination of mental and physical health. In some cases, we are the first contact in an emergency situation and support has included calling an ambulance for 7 veterans experiencing

severe panic attacks. 

How we've helped

Make a donation one off, or periodically,

via your bank using the following account details.

 

Westpac

Wounded Heroes Association

BSB:- 034 083   ACC:- 275899

 

Donations can also be made over the phone via credit card facilities (with a receipt mailed to you if requested) by calling our 1300 85 30 80 number. 

Or if you are a business decision maker and you wish to make a corporate donation then please press here:

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Please contact: Martin Shaw

E: martin@woundedheroes.org.au

M: 0402 084 460

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