Our Work

Eyes Front Ltd is a public benevolent institution formed to relieve poverty, distress and helplessness for those in our community in need of assistance. Our efforts are targeted toward returned service men and women and their families, the homeless, and children and adolescence. We aim to address the following needs and issues faced by and suffered by these groups including but not limited to:

  • mental illness, depression, social anxiety
  • substance misuse and abuse
  • hunger and a lack of basic needs such as food, clothing and blankets
  • the transition to civilian life for ex-service people
  • relationship assistance for the vulnerable who suffer from domestic abuse, unsafe relationships and dysfunctional families
  • antisocial behaviour that leads to incarceration and recidivism
  • illiteracy and financial illiteracy

Our Work

Eyes Front Ltd is a public benevolent institution formed to relieve poverty, distress and helplessness for those in our community in need of assistance. Our efforts are targeted toward returned service men and women and their families, the homeless, and children and adolescence. We aim to address the following needs and issues faced by and suffered by these groups including but not limited to:

  • mental illness, depression, social anxiety
  • substance misuse and abuse
  • hunger and a lack of basic needs such as food, clothing and blankets
  • the transition to civilian life for ex-service people
  • relationship assistance for the vulnerable who suffer from domestic abuse, unsafe relationships and dysfunctional families
  • antisocial behaviour that leads to incarceration and recidivism
  • illiteracy and financial illiteracy

A Snapshot

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We provide bedding for those who have gone into transitional housing off the street (they are still classified homeless). Rough sleepers get sleeping bags, blankets, socks, scarves, beanies, t-shirts, jumpers, jackets, jocks, tracksuit pants, and whatever else we can get our hands on. We also take ice blocks down to Woolloomooloo a notorious area for the homeless – especially during summer. We do this as it allows us to talk to them, make them feel visible, and to assess their situation.

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We organise social impact project partnering with other organisations to get mutual benefits. It is a well known and evidenced fact that helping others improves your mental health. In November 2019, we had a working-bee for social housing homes.

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We provide training for vulnerable populations and those with lived experience to enable them to do public speaking; and assist them to get speaking gigs that are paid, as a source of income stream for them.

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The Wellness Leaders Scholarship Program – recipients are given a scholarship for a year and we ask them to take the things we teach them back into community to spread good will. They are all asked to pick something they are passionate about and do one big project for the year to improve the wellness of vulnerable populations.

A Snapshot

1

We provide bedding for those who have gone into transitional housing off the street (they are still classified homeless). Rough sleepers get sleeping bags, blankets, socks, scarves, beanies, t-shirts, jumpers, jackets, jocks, tracksuit pants, and whatever else we can get our hands on. We also take ice blocks down to Woolloomooloo a notorious area for the homeless – especially during summer. We do this as it allows us to talk to them, make them feel visible, and to assess their situation.

2

We organise social impact project partnering with other organisations to get mutual benefits. It is a well known and evidenced fact that helping others improves your mental health. In November 2019, we had a working-bee for social housing homes.

3

We provide training for vulnerable populations and those with lived experience to enable them to do public speaking; and assist them to get speaking gigs that are paid, as a source of income stream for them.

4

The Wellness Leaders Scholarship Program – recipients are given a scholarship for a year and we ask them to take the things we teach them back into community to spread good will. They are all asked to pick something they are passionate about and do one big project for the year to improve the wellness of vulnerable populations.

Wellness Leaders Program

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Vision

Despite having one of the better healthcare systems in the world, and one of the highest standards of living, many Australians still experience isolation, mental and emotional distress. Neither Government nor specialists alone can solve theses problems. A large percentage of Australian’s report feelings of loneliness, and isolation leading to increased likelihood of suffering a mental illness as a result of prolonged isolation. We’re here to change that. Our vision is a world where community works collaboratively to increase the wellbeing of all of its members regardless of difference.

Contact us to be a part of our community

Wellness Leaders Program

We are a global community leading the way the world approaches wellbeing.

We believe everyone should have access to the knowledge that changes lives.

Vision

Despite having one of the better healthcare systems in the world, and one of the highest standards of living, many Australians still experience isolation, mental and emotional distress. Neither Government nor specialists alone can solve theses problems. A large percentage of Australian’s report feelings of loneliness, and isolation leading to increased likelihood of suffering a mental illness as a result of prolonged isolation. We’re here to change that. Our vision is a world where community works collaboratively to increase the wellbeing of all of its members regardless of difference.

Contact us to be a part of our community

Adaptive Snow Sports Program

From 24 Jan to 5 Feb 2020 Eyes Front, in collaboration with Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snow Sports and SoldierOn Canada, conducted a Wellness Leaders Program for six female veterans who were selected to attend.

The program was designed to be individually beneficial to their wellness and recovery, to encourage participation in adaptive snow sports, and help attendees to complete the Wellness Leadership Program.

An event is planned for 2022, pending the international COVID situation, so stay tuned for more information. Male and Female veterans may apply.

Contact us for more information

Adaptive Snow Sports Program

From 24 Jan to 5 Feb 2020 Eyes Front, in collaboration with Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snow Sports and SoldierOn Canada, conducted a Wellness Leaders Program for six female veterans who were selected to attend.

The program was designed to be individually beneficial to their wellness and recovery, to encourage participation in adaptive snow sports, and help attendees to complete the Wellness Leadership Program.

An event is planned for 2022, pending the international COVID situation, so stay tuned for more information. Male and Female veterans may apply.

Contact us for more information

Pete Shefford
Enduring Spirit Award

The aim of the “Pete Shefford Enduring Spirit Award” (hereafter referred to as ‘the Award’) is to recognize the esteemed military values within a critically or terminally ill veteran and provide an opportunity for them to tick something off their bucket list, through moral support, friendship, and some additional financial support should it be required. A ‘Make-a-Wish’ opportunity for ex defence personnel if you like.

Each year Eyes Front will call for nominations for the Award. The Award will be bestowed to a veteran, who is critically or terminally ill, and in recognition of their displaying and living according to the an enduring positive spirit & dedication to community; and through their actions, showcasing the values of our military forbears and veterans, just like Pete Shefford, an ADF veteran of the Australian Regular Army. The successful applicant will be provided with a ‘mentor’ to assist them with their difficult mental challenges, for as long as they need them, and a team of people to support their difficult journey; and or to help them plan their bucket list event should it be needed. As applicable, they may also be provided with an honorarium of up to $5,000 to assist them to achieve their desired activity.

They will also be appointed as a Wellness Leader & “Ambassador of Change” with Eyes Front; and invited to share the highlights and challenges of their impending journey, to inspire others to also live life, not just exist.

In the words of Pete Shefford: “It’s your life. Live it!”.

Find out more

Pete Shefford
Enduring Spirit Award

The aim of the “Pete Shefford Enduring Spirit Award” (hereafter referred to as ‘the Award’) is to recognize the esteemed military values within a critically or terminally ill veteran and provide an opportunity for them to tick something off their bucket list, through moral support, friendship, and some additional financial support should it be required. A ‘Make-a-Wish’ opportunity for ex defence personnel if you like.

Each year Eyes Front will call for nominations for the Award. The Award will be bestowed to a veteran, who is critically or terminally ill, and in recognition of their displaying and living according to the an enduring positive spirit & dedication to community; and through their actions, showcasing the values of our military forbears and veterans, just like Pete Shefford, an ADF veteran of the Australian Regular Army. The successful applicant will be provided with a ‘mentor’ to assist them with their difficult mental challenges, for as long as they need them, and a team of people to support their difficult journey; and or to help them plan their bucket list event should it be needed. As applicable, they may also be provided with an honorarium of up to $5,000 to assist them to achieve their desired activity.

They will also be appointed as a Wellness Leader & “Ambassador of Change” with Eyes Front; and invited to share the highlights and challenges of their impending journey, to inspire others to also live life, not just exist.

In the words of Pete Shefford: “It’s your life. Live it!”.

Find out more