Open day for wellbeing centre that will support South Australian veterans
The new Repat Veteran Wellbeing Centre within the Daw Park Repatriation Health Precinct in Adelaide held an open day today.
This Centre brings together community services and government support for veteran health and wellbeing into one hub.
The Repat Veteran Wellbeing Centre will be the second wellbeing centre to open its doors to become a hub for services and support as well as a place of mateship for the veteran community.
The Veteran Wellbeing Centre will bring together a range of services, including support from Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling, Plympton Veterans Centre, RSL South Australia and Soldier On.
These organisations are experienced in delivering high-quality support for the veteran community and share the Australian Government’s objective to provide a stable support system that is easy to access and delivers the services the veteran community needs.
This centre is a prime example of the Australian and South Australian governments working together to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of local veterans and provide individualised services based on their needs.
Following the open day in April, service providers will transition into the Repat Veteran Wellbeing Centre and services will be launched and available to veterans and their families from 1 June.
It will focus on delivering wellbeing services to assist veterans and their families to transition successfully to civilian life. The centre will offer services to support health and wellbeing, advocacy, education, skills and employment, and housing and accommodation.
The Repat Veteran Wellbeing Centre will be open five days a week from 9am to 4pm, making it easy for veterans and their families to access the support and services they need, when they need it.
The Repat Veteran Wellbeing Centre is part of the $30 million commitment made by the Government to develop a network of six Veteran Wellbeing Centres across Australia, which DVA is delivering in partnership with ex-service organisations and state and territory governments.
For information about the national Veteran Wellbeing Centres network, visit the Wellbeing Centres page.
Artist’s impression of how the Repat Veteran Wellbeing Centre will look once completed.