What is it?

Conquer winter and go in the chance to win a family winter getaway for 2 people for 1 week
to New Zealand for a 5 star winter holiday experience! Program is FREE and open to all Aussie
veterans with eligible DVA white and gold cards.

Join the 90 day veteran winter wellness program and conquer the winter blues and come out of hibernation for summer feeling and looking your best and get your chance to win a winter getaway!

Who is eligible?

The program is FREE for anyone who is a Gold card
holder and eligible white card holders.

If you are currently using our services such as psychology,
exercise physiology, physiotherapy or nutrition, then you will go
into the draw. You will receive one entry for every
service you are doing and need to be using the services at the time of the draw.

About the challenge

So often during winter we let ourselves relax, we slack off and we put on weight and we let the winter blues get the better of us. This effects our mood, our relationships with friends and family, we experience weight gain, fatigue and generally we aren’t progressing to better ourselves and those around us.

Thats why we created a holistic management plan to help veterans conquer winter and bring out
your winter warrior!

It Includes

Exercise Programs with a Qualified Exercise Physiologist

Online Yoga and Meditation Classes

Injury Management Techniques and Exercises

Regular Weekly Check ins with Psychologist

Community Group with other Members for Peer Support

Lessons in Managing Stress and Improving Sleep

Classes in Relationships

Nutrition Programs and Heath Advice

You can undertake these services all from the comfort of your home or come into our locations to participate.

This Program is Designed to

Improve your mental health and clarity

Optimise your mental wellbeing and harness peaceful energy

Improve your overall fitness and health

Help overcome injuries and build resilience

Improve relationships with your friends and family

Improve energy levels and sleep quality

Improve your health and nutrition

Educate on healthy choices and lifestyle

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

ANDY FERMO

"When the dust settled" after 10 years military service and two active "Tours of duty" with Australian Special Forces, surviving the impact of an Improvised Explosive Device and near death scenarios Andy found himself in a dark hole, seeking purpose and carrying baggage that affected everyday life.

Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) in 2001 over the years he's sought to create purpose and meaning based on a work/lifestyle that is designed around being positive and mindful of his condition. This isn't always the case, it's easy to quickly derail and at Christmas 2018 a combination of unforseen circumstances and events saw his mental health deteriorate. It was at this low point, whilst campiing and close to being homeless the idea of Invisible Injuries was born. Early in his journey to recover Andy learned how to navigate and seek out support services. Now was the time to enact his self-care plan, accessing support systems and doing the work to get back on his feet.

Now Andy shares his lived experience and those of his peers so he could better the mental health and wellbeing of veterans, first responders and their immediate support experiencing PTSD. Through hosting the Invisible Injuries podcast, Holistic self-care ideas, connecting support services to the user and creating an "all-in-one" online resource.

Andy has guested on many podcasts interviews and public speaking events, also being published in Stories of Hope and is an active member of the community volunteering his time with numerous ex-services organisations.

Become a winter warrior