STRONG . UNIQUE . INVALUABLE .
Our Warriors bring their skills and time to the Village by providing practical support to the Townsfolk of Villy. Warriors create an environment where support, nurture and connection is normalised for our Townsfolk. Let’s start living!
DIG A LITTLE DEEPER
LAY OF THE LAND
Villy aims to deliver meaningful support to ADF members, veterans and their families whilst preparing for transition, transitioning and integration into their post service community. This support is to be provided through the creation and application of the Villy App. The core purpose of which is to create a village or community and recreate the protective factors employment in the ADF offers, but within broader Australian society.
Villy identifies itself as a complimentary service to other ex-service organisations and support services. Our aim is to work with other services to assist members to identify other ex-service organisations, health care providers or other community support organisations that suit their personal mental health needs.
The Villy App enables community connections, understanding and developing own limits, therapeutic benefit with authentic interactions and genuine connections. The concept of ‘paying it forward’ is central to Villy’s values. Through on-boarding new members, using the Villy App to monitor members’ own wellbeing and community support, Villy will assist in identifying any potential unmet mental health needs and providing support to seek self-help or external support.
WHAT'S A WARRIOR?
The Villy App recreates the village around these modern ADF members, veterans, and families by creating a safe community that gives purpose through allowing them to serve those around them in ways that they choose. It simultaneously creates a safe place for these veterans and their families to ask for help, whatever that help may be.
There are two sides to the Villy App, one person is the ‘helper’ and the other side ‘need the help’. They are one in the same because asking for help, helps the person giving the help. It helps them find purpose from day to day, and it creates ways they can choose to serve the community around them.
As a Warrior you fill the shoes of being the ‘helper’. By offering your particular skill-set you can truely make a difference in the lives of others. Help a lot or help a little – everything counts.
The app is designed to reframe the mentality about asking for help and seeks to remove the stoicism around doing things yourself. It encourages community involvement and the benefits that come with community involvement.
JOIN THE PILOT PROGRAM
Get involved as we launch this new program – whether you are interested in becoming a warrior, joining the townsfolk, listing your business or services in the village or becoming a sponsor, we want to hear from you! Please complete the form and we will be in touch.