From Friday 8 July at 5pm, Martin Shaw from Wounded Heroes Australia will take over the Drive Show each week to shine a spotlight on the issues faced by Australia’s military personnel and their families.
Listen in from 5pm each Friday afternoon as Martin talks to veterans – both past and present, explores the essential support services and programs on offer for veterans and highlights how the wider community can help and support veterans.
About Wounded Heroes Australia:
Wounded Heroes was created to assist our brave men and women, some with wounds you can see: some with wounds you can’t.
In the Middle East, Iraq, Afganistan, Timor Leste and elswhere, Australia’s military personnel continue to do their duty. But there are 1000’s of military veterans who have served here and overseas, most have seen the good work the forces do around the world, others have also seen the horrors that conflict can bring. One thing that connects them all is that they have put their lives on the line for our country.
48.4% of veterans discharging from the Defence Force develop mental health issues within the first 12 months of discharge.
Assistance can be a simple as food, fuel, telephone, rent and can provide solutions for the more difficult or ongoing issues.
Who we are
Wounded Heroes Australia is a national community organisation established in 2007 to support Australian servicemen and women and their families, and to ease the financial, emotional and personal hardships of contemporary military life.
What we do
We do whatever it takes to fund support services for deployed personnel, the wounded and their families. This is principally done by providing short-term emergency relief payments to individuals and their families, although funds are also available for other purposes where a need exists.