PROUDLY SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SERVED OUR NATION
Due to Australia’s involvement in ongoing military conflicts over the last 20 years, our country has witnessed an increase in the number of Veterans who are failing to assimilate effectively back into society on their return from active duty or their resignation from the Defence Force.
Many of our Veterans may be aware that they need help at some level but continue the struggle in private. We are seeing more of these scenarios as time passes as this is taking its toll on our Veterans and their families.
Tragically, statistics show we are losing around one Veteran a week to suicide.
After attending an Army Rugby Old Boys Game vs Navy game in 2014 and listening to a heart wrenching speech given by a young SAPPER who returned from 2 deployments to Afghanistan, we knew something had to be done locally and after a brief discussion with our family we opened our doors and home to reach out and connect with young men and women affected by their experiences overseas and have not looked back since.
Diggers Rest – ‘A Soldiers Retreat’ was thus born out of the desperate need to reconnect with these young men and women who have served our nation as we believe that no soldier needs to struggle alone.
Healing does not mean the damage never existed – it just means it no longer controls our lives.