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Getting Active To Provide More Support For Our Veterans

Victoria, Australia - The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with the RSL to deliver a new program to provide more support for veterans doing it tough.

Minister for Veterans John Eren joined RSL Victoria State President Dr Robert Webster and local veterans during a learn-to-surf event in Torquay to officially launch RSL Active.

RSL Active is a specialised program tailored to meet the needs of young veterans affected by social isolation.

The program will bring veterans together by running outdoor events across the state, including sport, music, art, and other social activities.

RSL sub-branches and activity organisers will work closely with their community to promote and encourage local veterans to get involved.

We know social isolation can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life and wellbeing, which is why we’re taking action.

RSL Active is a key part of the Labor Government’s response to the Victorian Veterans Council Veterans Sector Study Report, which aims to help us better understand the needs of our ex-servicemen and women.

We have provided $400,000 to get this program off the ground, and we’ll continue to support the RSL to help address social isolation among young veterans.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren

“We’re proud to have partnered up with the RSL to make this life changing program happen.”

“We hope younger veterans who are facing their own challenges can use RSL Active to make new friendships, connect with their community, and get back on their feet.”    

Quote attributable to RSL Victoria State President Dr Robert Webster OAM

“RSL Active will provide a well-rounded program which encompasses the overall health and wellbeing of those that have served our nation.”