Listed below are some useful links to external associations and organisations that may be of interest or assistance.
AUSTRALIAN WAR WIDOWS (QUEENSLAND)
Established in 1947, Australian War Widows (Queensland) Inc. (AWWQ) protects the interests of war widows and provides friendship, understanding and community support services to its members across Queensland.
Membership is open to the Department of Veterans' Affairs designated war widows and associate membership for wider community who support AWWQ.
Phone: 07 3846 7706
PARTNERS OF VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
A Nationwide support network for partners of past and present members of the Australian Defence Forces offering support, friendship, information and understanding.
Phone: 1300 553 835
Provides a range of support services to the families of veterans who have given their life or their health in service to the Australian Defence force. Legacy’s traditional services are to the families of deceased veterans- supporting widows and their children to move forward with their lives despite the loss of their loved one. Legacy’s family support program provides services for families with an ex-service veteran who has sustained a wound, illness or injury (most commonly PTS) as a result of their service. This program empowers families to re-establish resilience, structure and stability in the face of many challenges.
The services include: emotional support and guidance, practical and financial assistance and service coordination, information and referral.
Phone: 07 3029 5600
Since 1953, Defence Health has supported the ADF, ex-serving and wider Defence community to manage their personal and family health care.
For a strong and genuine recognition of your service, talk to Defence Health about great value health insurance.
Phone: 1800 335 425
MATES FOR MATES
Supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members and their immediate families, who have suffered physical or psychological wounds, injuries or illnesses as a result of their service. In a family friendly environment, Mates4Mates provides a range of Psychological Services; Physical Rehabilitation & Wellbeing Services; Employment & Education Support Services; Rehabilitative Adventure Challenges; and Social Connection Activities.
Mates4Mates is an initiative of RSL Queensland.
Phone: 1300 4 62837