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Your Heart Health

Our mind and our heart can often be at odds with each other when it comes to making decisions, but when it comes to our health they’re surprisingly in sync. The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) is conducting research to better understand the mind-heart connection with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the veteran community. Read more

RSL Adaptive Sports

In response to the rapid interest and growth of adaptive sports internationally and here in Australia, RSL (Queensland Branch) is encouraging current and ex-serving men and women to get involved in adaptive sports programs.Read more

Vasey Resilience Centre

While there has been a significant – and necessary – emphasis on supporting our wounded, injured and ill soldiers for many years, the question has been asked: what if we could prevent some of those things from occurring in the first place? Read more

Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation: Love Your Liver

The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) is a research facility based at Greenslopes Private Hospital committed to enhancing the health of our veteran community. Our research is innovative, relevant, and inspired by the legacy of the brave men and women who served this country in its time of need.Read more

Digger's Rest: A Soldier's Retreat

“We’ve got to look after our younger guys,” states Nick Forster-Jones, who, along with his wife Karen, have been doing just that for the last 18 months on their private property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, which they’ve adapted and opened up to veterans in need of a break.Read more

Phil Thompson: A Life In Motion

For veteran Phil Thompson, there is life pre-deployment and life post-deployment. Not much of his life before Afghanistan remains in his memory; not much of what happened last week does either. But there is one thing for certain: Phil’s work with veterans will leave a lasting legacy.Read more

Trojan's Trek: Breaking Down Barriers in the Bush

Sitting around a campfire in pristine wilderness north of Adelaide, Peter Keith listened as a Vietnam veteran spoke of things about his military experience that he’d never said out loud before. ‘Moose’ Dunlop embraced the comfort he felt in that setting and opened up. Read more

Pennie's Story: The Road to Recovery

On the surface Pennie Looker seems like someone who has it all – a big smile, a wonderful husband and three children. But behind the brave face, Pennie faces challenges every day as she struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is the story of how Pennie was medically discharged after 19 years in the Australian Army, and the major stepping stones in her journey towards recovery.Read more

Trojan's Trek: Road to recovery

Veteran Brett has been suffering from the effects of PTSD for four years. Having joined the Royal Australian Army straight out of high school, Brett was a Transport Driver and deployed to the Solomon Islands with Operation ANODE, performing patrols and acting as the Combat First Aider for his section.Read more

Battle Buddies

Rebecca Houghton sits beside her long-time friend and partner, Michael, as she begins to detail her side of their story. When Michael was involved in a combat incident in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of his 2IC and friend, Rebecca’s support would become even more important to him.Read more