Q&A with Don Spinks

Soldier On interim CEO Prue Slaughter with Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Repatriation Commissioner, Don Spinks AM, smiling at the camera

Soldier On sat down with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Repatriation Commissioner, Don Spinks AM, to discuss his role and views on the veteran community.

Kids Club helps Defence families feel at home

Child facing away from the camera, looking at a yellow crafted plate whilst at Soldier On's Kids Club in Adelaide

Soldier On South Australia has been running Kids Club for a year now and it’s been a huge hit with families. From newborns and those ready to take their first steps, as part of the Soldier On family parents can take a moment of reprieve, while they sit and relax with a hot or cold […]

Working Together

Red Poppies

To help veterans thrive, collaboration amongst ESOs is key to effecting long-lasting change. At last count, there are over 60 ex-service organisations (ESO). If you include RSL sub-branches, that number rises to above 3500. That’s a good thing. The more people helping veterans throughout their lives, the better. But to the more cynically inclined, this plethora of ESOs could […]

A Helping Hand

three men kneeling on reformer pilates machines

I’m Rachael, a trauma therapist dedicated to working with those who have been in the services and their families. I am the Sydney Psychology Manager for Soldier On and I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say that out-of-the-box ideas are my favourite place to be.   I have learnt through my time […]