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Tee-rific activity helping mental health

Veterans seeking social connection have welcomed the regular Golf Driving activity at Yarra Bend Golf Club. Golf has been proven to provide mental health wellbeing benefits and improves confidence, self-esteem and anxiety levels. Our participants are thriving when connecting with others who have the same passion for fine-tuning their technique for hitting those little golf balls.  

“I have been going to the fortnightly golf driving activity for the past few months and am absolutely loving it,” Kerrin, a local participant said. He added, “Whether you are a seasoned golfer or a complete beginner, it is just a great few hours with a group of other veterans having fun.”  

The activity is hosted fortnightly and has seen a welcomed increase of new engagement of veterans registering with Soldier On and wanting to access the Social Connections support services available to them. This has been advantageous to engage with likeminded people and to form new connections.  

The interactive sessions challenge the participants and the competitiveness of driving the furthest distance brings great camaraderie to the fore. Everyone there provides insight into their skills that may help others learn the art of hitting the golf balls. 

Join us for more fun activities in your area by registering as a participant or reaching out to acivities@soldieron.org.au  

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