The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has appointed Lives Lived Well to establish a new Veterans’ and Families’ Hub for Southeast Queensland.

The Hon. Matt Keogh, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence, visited Lives Lived Well’s Wunya Residential Rehabilitation service in January to announce the funding.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Matt Keogh said the Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to provide more localised support for Southeast Queensland’s defence and veteran communities. “I am pleased to announce that Lives Lived Well will establish the Southeast Queensland Veterans’ and Families’ Hub, bringing a new perspective to supporting veterans and families,” Minister Keogh said.

“For over 40 years Lives Lived Well have provided health and wellbeing support in Queensland and New South Wales, with extensive experience in working with individuals and families needing physical and mental health services and support with social connections.”

In partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (Queensland Branch) and Australian War Widows Queensland, Lives Lived Well will offer a dedicated, welcoming, confidential space for veterans and their families. Services provided will be flexible and tailored, offering possibilities for social connection and engagement and key supports that may include employment, housing, transition support, advocacy, mental health support and other counselling.

The Hub will act as a shopfront to provide simple and flexible access to relevant services. Our team will comprise Wellbeing Coordinators and people with lived experience of Veteran life to ensure anyone accessing the Hub is supported in a safe and understanding way.

Our team will work in partnership with Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs) and other key partners to help the Veteran or their family member to access services and support.

Wellbeing coordination will be delivered in-person, by phone and online to ensure flexibility and accessibility. Read more about the new Veterans’ and Families’ Hub.


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