Reeling Veterans grew from a really simple idea. The idea that reaching out to veterans and asking “would you like to go fishing?” may help them to have a chat, open up or quite simply just get them out of the house.
To enhance the well-being, resilience
and potential of Veterans and first responders
To assist Defence members and frontline personnel with support for mental health issues through fishing and mateship.
Trust, Respect and Integrity
Self-esteem, resilience and
Skill development and team work
Quality and innovation
Affordability and sustainability
Our services provide assistance to people in all stages of life. Including day fishing trips, overnight and 5-day trips, assistance for those experiencing hardship, home maintance support, transition out of Defence force support and social activities for families.
Day Fishing trips: We provide day trips to help positively support with mental health development. We offer emotional and practical support to clients and their family, and help parents develop positive parent/child relationships.
Solider Recovery Centre trips: We provide weekly trips the SRC on Robertson Barrack. These trips offer emotional and practical support to current serving members.
Extended trips: We manage this activity by providing a welcoming environment for all veterans and their family. These trips allow us to provide more one on one help put into place welfare and support networks. These trips also help with bringing families together and allow for parent to child bonding.
Parent reconnection Trips: Mental illness put a lot of pressure on families. We provide parent, child trips to help reconnect them with their children and to help promote a strong family.
Community: We provide fishing trips to local families experiencing hardship, in partnership with local parliamentary minsters. We hold regular get together activities to bring people together to share their experience and to socialise and meet similar people.
Members: We provide opportunities for our members to connect with their community and share their knowledge and skills with others.