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UniSA study: Trojan’s Trek is a world leader in supporting returned veterans deal with mental health issues

From The Advertiser, October 13th, 2013. By John Stokes. Original article here “A SUPPORT program that takes former soldiers trekking in the Flinders Ranges has been rated among the best in the world at helping young veterans deal with the horrors of war, a new study has found. For the past five years the annual […]


Adelaide Rotary Club may well boast of the fine record which the club has earned supporting community projects. And the work continues, in this case providing financial support to Trojan’s Trek Incorporated. Above is a photo of Adelaide club member Rob Falconer handing over a $10,000 cheque to the director of Trojans Trek, Moose Dunlop […]

Is outdoor peer support valuable? Measuring the success of Trojan’s Trek

Ms Kendall Bird recently presented the findings of her Masters project looking at the efficacy of Trojan’s Trek as an intervention method. Her thesis, entitled Contemporary Veterans’ Experience of a Peer Outdoor Support Therapy (POST) Program’ was presented at the Australiasian Military Medicine Association National Conference in Adelaide on Nov 2nd 2013. Her abstract will […]


It was a beautiful day for a walk as more than 200 supporters gathered on the banks of the Torrens Lake opposite the Torrens Parade Ground for the third Veterans’ Support Walk. With 20 sponsor logos emblazoned on their shirts they set off on the word of Graham Cornes. Among the anxious dogs and striding […]


“..I will be less judgemental with others and take steps to change certain behaviours..” 2013 participant Background 1. Trojan’s Trek is a program which was first run in the North Flinders Ranges of SA in the late 1990s to assist troubled Vietnam veterans on their return post deployment. In 2008, the idea was resurrected to […]


Two of the important milestones in running a not for profit organisation are incorporation and the gaining of deductible gift status (DGR). Of these DGR is a most sought after category. It is awarded by the Australian Taxation Office after investigation of the body seeking recognition. It permits gifts which are above a specified amount […]

Veteran’s Support Walk 2013

Supported by : INVITATION. Veterans and friends, here is an opportunity to directly support an initiative which assists younger veterans while enjoying a stroll around the beautiful River Torrens. WHY. Not only will the event provide funds to ensure the continuation of this worthwhile project, it encourages regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. […]

Happy comments from Trekkers

Participant 2010. The first of the following three SMS from came out of the blue from a 2010 trekker. The latter two were sent following my follow up encouragement and enquiries in an effort to identify the specific source of his benefit. “Good day Moose, Just want to thank you once again for your efforts […]


  Penny Wright is well known to many servicemen and women for her “across the board” support of just causes.  Senator, lawyer, activist and mum, she is a person who is happy to go with her gut feelings on many issues.  And she is certainly across many. It was indeed pleasing to see her at […]


  It was with gratitude that I accepted the invitation of the State Governor for him to host the supporters of the program to drinks at Government House on 6 December. As with all functions of this nature it was hard to draw the line at the agreed number of invitations to be issued. However, […]


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