Young Victorian veterans affected by social isolation will be better supported by the RSL, as they team up with the state government to deliver their ‘RSL Active’ program.
To officially launch the program, Minister for Veterans John Eren joined RSL Victoria State President Dr Robert Webster and local veterans during a learn-to-surf event in Torquay.
RSL Active aims to bring veterans together through outdoor events across the state – including sport, music, art and other social activities.
RSL sub-branches and activity organisers will work closely with their community to promote and encourage local veterans to get involved.
$400,000 is being provided by the State Government to support the program, with Minister for Veterans John Eren describing the importance of RSL Active.
“We’re proud to have partnered up with the RSL to make this life changing program happen.
“We hope younger veterans who are facing their own challenges can use RSL Active to make new friendships, connect with their community, and get back on their feet,” he said.
RSL Victoria State President Dr Robert Webster OAM also commented saying, “RSL Active will provide a well-rounded program which encompasses the overall health and wellbeing of those that have served our nation.”