Manildra Group supports Soldier On
Prudence Slaughter, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Soldier On said that annually, an average of 8,000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are discharged from military service, and the transition from military to civilian life can present significant challenges for our service men and women.
“Many experience a loss of identity and purpose, career uncertainty, social isolation, mental health difficulties, trauma, and an increased risk of suicide, and impacts their families and entire Defence community.
“Soldier On works with ADF personnel, contemporary veterans, and their families to support them in all areas of their lives. Our mission is to achieve the best reintegrated generation of serving and ex-servicing men and women in Australia’s history,” she said.
Soldier On is the nation’s only fully integrated and holistic veteran support service provider offering a range of mental health and wellbeing services, education programs, employment, and transition support, as well as activities focused on connections with family, friends, and the broader community.
Manildra Group Director Caroline Honan said that Soldier On’s of support services were integral to ex-serving veterans and their families, paying tribute to their service and sacrifices for our country.
“We’re so proud to support such an important organisation that helps thousands of Australian Defence Force personnel and their families to build successful futures. Solider On offers a range of transition support including retraining, upskilling, and finding meaningful employment for veterans, social activities to supporting veterans and their families manage mental health issues. Every dollar ensures that a life is transformed in a deeply personal way,” said Ms Honan.
Soldier On focuses on three key areas including social connectedness, employment and education and psychological support. Services are adapted to meet the needs of veterans and their families, in areas that truly support connection with the greater community, whether participants are still serving or have separated from service.
“We’re so grateful to have the continued support of Manildra Group. Their ongoing financial support ensures we can continue to honour the sacrifices of our service men and women and provide them with the assistance they need to thrive, long after they have left our armed forces,” said Ms Slaughter.