Supporting veterans and their families
in every community
The funding provided by CHP RSL Group will support the establishment of a Veteran Wellbeing Centre in the Sydney, CBD.
RSL LifeCare in partnership with RSL NSW is seeking support for the establishment of permanent Veteran Wellbeing Centres in key areas of NSW near Defence bases where veteran families reside. These Centres will provide services to support veterans and their families. RSL LifeCare currently operates Veteran Wellbeing Centres in Nowra and Wagga Wagga.
A priority in 2022 will be the establishment of a Veteran Wellbeing Centre in the Sydney, CBD.
This Centre will be available for use by Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Veteran Members, and will offer face-to-face and online support to these veterans and their families across a full range of wellbeing services.
Our operating model is based on the 7 elements of wellbeing:
Recognition & Respect
Education & Skills
Social Support & Connection
Income & Finance
RSL LifeCare will provide a comprehensive wellbeing assessment, and from there will connect Members with the services they need. Services like DVA claims assistance, financial assistance, housing support and employment assistance will be provided directly; other services such as counselling, social connection, education and other support as needed will be referred by RSL LIfeCare to specialist providers.
Additionally this Centre will be utilised as a Community Centre where local groups, businesses and organisations can come together to provide the support and services needed to support local veterans and their families.
Veterans are our passion
Funding by CHP RSL Group supports the DRA initiative that engages volunteer veterans to assist flood affected community members in a hands on, practical approach.
Disaster Relief Australia provides disaster relief and recovery to communities affected by disasters, be they domestic or international.
By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with emergency responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Disaster Relief Australia aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible
Led by Veterans, Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) seeks to change the narrative around the Australian veteran.
DRA improves veterans’ wellbeing by providing them the opportunity to continue to serve communities devastated by natural disaster so they are able to regain a sense of purpose and identity not found since their military service. DRA recognises that veterans hold a unique and valuable skill set.
Australian veterans are a national asset, and DRA seeks to showcase that to the world.
'The devastation on the ground is so widespread that, despite operating on a lean budget it is costing up to $100,000 each week for DRA to assist the local community. There is still so much to do. So many people to help. From cleaning out mud, assisting with fence line removal and chainsaw work on dangerous trees and removal of rubbish and debris brought about by the floods, DRA is there to help people rebuild their lives. Your generosity today will ensure more community members can return to their homes.' (DRA)
George & Lynne – Coraki residents
“I could never do that alone. It's special because between us my husband I worked for 50 years for the SES between us. And now to have DRA doing for us what we used to do for the community,
It's so special.”
Better at Life
CHP RSL Group funding will be key to the delivery of the Recalibr8 protocol, including the facilitation of in person workshops for the CHP RSL members, staff and Sub -Branch.
The Swiss 8 mission is to end the suicide crisis for all high risk demographics by giving scientifically-backed proactive mental health tools to the world, enabling individuals to create their own healthy, happy lives through the pursuit of purpose and human connection.
Every dollar donated to Swiss 8 is committed to delivering, improving and expanding our tools, programs, courses and events. Our spending goes into world-class research, program development, digital technology building, educational content creation, and wages.
In line with Anzac Day 2022, Swiss 8 will be releasing a new Recalibr8 protocol within the Swiss 8 App which aims to help anyone going through a major life transition. This protocol guides users through implementing the Swiss 8 Pillars into their lives.
Our in person workshops will cover mental health first aid, as well as proactive mental health and wellbeing. Participants will be given the tools to make proactive change.
Our research coupled with lived-experience has uncovered transition as a pinnacle point of mental health impact. Our proactive model intercepts this mental health down-turn, and gives people the tools, education and guidance they need to navigate through transition, and be Better at Life.