Case studies

Brave stories

No two Australian veterans are the same. They are both men and women. They are ethnically, politically and religiously diverse. They agree on some things, and not on others. In short, they’re everyday Aussies – united by their commitment to serve. We are proud to share their unique stories of service and bravery with you.


“We see members join from 17, 18, straight out of home and, like me, they don’t have the tools or knowledge to manage their finances. “Finances are a major factor in a member’s home life, and mental health”.

Mark Edwards

“The team at Bravery Trust was so easy to work with. They did what they said they were going to do, with no strings attached. Not a lot of services can do that. It was a really positive experience for us during a difficult time”.

Tara Fitness

“In 2019, we had a choice of walking across the Bravery Trust bridge or falling off the edge of the cliff. We will be forever grateful for the lifeline which Bravery Trust gave us.”

Kristine & Darrell

Darrell is a former Navy officer with 13 years’ service. In 2018 he was diagnosed with high grade aggressive cancer and needed radical, urgent surgery.

Jason Jinks

"It's always hard to put your hand up and say, ‘I need help', and I really didn't want to do it, but their empathy was so real."

Pete Arbuckle

"It was sudden and unexpected. It was a tough time. My partner was pregnant and she had to give up her job. I couldn’t work. It was an incredibly stressful time and we had to move in with family as we had no income until things were sorted."


Josh was medically discharged from the Army after 17 years of service with significant injuries, including major depressive and anxiety disorders.


Simone had served in the Navy for 8 years and was medically discharged after sustaining an injury and mental health illness.

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