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
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.