We are excited to be working with several like-minded organisations to promote the Invictus Games spirit. Together, we are spreading the word on the healing power of sport to inspire recovery and resilience in the Australian community.
Established in 1947, Australian Hearing is the nation's leading hearing specialist and largest provider of government-funded hearing services via a national network of permanent and mobile centres, and online services. Originally formed to help returned service people who were affected by hearing loss on the battlefield, Australian Hearing felt it imperative that it helps raise awareness of the Games and continue the legacy of supporting our veterans.
Australian Paralympic Committee
The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) helps Australians with disabilities participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games. The APC is also a powerful advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion, and works to develop Para-sport and nurture Paralympians – current and future – while acknowledging the legacy of those who have paved the way. The APC is dedicated to the normalisation of disability through sport and extraordinary individual stories.
beyondblue promotes good mental health, tackles stigma and discrimination, and provides support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide to everyone in Australia – whoever they are and wherever they live. If you or a loved one need to talk things through, you can reach a mental health professional on beyondblue’s 24/7 Support Service by calling 1300 22 4636.
City of Sydney
Sydney is a vibrant city with a diverse population. It features a rich history, international tourist attractions and an exciting calendar of events. The City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the city centre and more than 30 suburbs in our local area. Sustainable Sydney 2030 is our vision for a green, global and connected city. As part of this vision, we are working hard to create a city that is inclusive, accessible and welcoming for people of all ages and abilities.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program equips, engages and empowers all young Australians aged 14-25 to explore their potential, to better understand who they are and gain a sense of real achievement. Today, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia can be found right across the country, engaging over 40,000 young people and over 65,000 adult volunteers annually.
City of Parramatta
The City of Parramatta is proud to be the host local government area for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. City of Parramatta Council is working collaboratively with the Games to engage the local community, promote the vision of the Games and encourage community participation and attendance at the Games in October 2018.
Mates4Mates supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members, and their families, who are wounded, injured or ill as a result of their service. A range of services offered by Mates4Mates assists with physical and psychological rehabilitation with complimentary programs in employment, education and social connection allowing a wholistic approach to helping rebuild and save lives. Mates4Mates is one of Australia’s most respected charities and is recognised nationally for providing the most progressive, integrated support programs in the country.
Momentum Media is Australia’s most successful media, events, research and broadcast business focused on the lucrative mortgage, real estate, finance, SME, defence, and professional services sectors. For more than a decade, Momentum Media has delivered market intelligence and information to an interconnected network of business communities via its market-leading integrated platforms. With a monthly audience spanning a million, key brands include Defence Connect and Wellness Daily.
R U OK?
R U OK? is a national charity working to create a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. They do this by encouraging everyone to invest more time in the people around them and by equipping them with the skills and confidence to support those struggling with life. Ambassador Phillip Thompson was recently named Queensland Young Australian of the Year for his hands-on work as an advocate for veterans and suicide prevention.
RSL Victoria provides comradeship and support to Australia’s serving and veteran personnel and their families. RSL Victoria are strong advocates of the Games, having supported Victoria serving and veteran personnel with their applications, preparation and participation since the inaugural Games in 2014.
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides free, confidential counselling and group programs specifically designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of currently serving and former Australian Defence Force personnel and their families. The mental health professionals at VVCS have an understanding of veteran and military culture that assists them to deliver specialised support and care to members of the military community. For help call 1800 011 046.