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The Invictus Pathways Program (IPP) is a wellbeing program to assist current serving and veteran defence force personnel and first responders who have physical, emotional and/or psychological conditions often suffered as a result of traumatic events.

The Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry, bring together a unique band of international competitors to inspire understanding and respect for returned service men and women through the power of sport. The Invictus Games are about much more than just sport - they capture hearts, challenge minds and change lives, while shining a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of service men and women, their families and their ‘Invictus’ spirit.

The IPP is motivated by the spirit of the Invictus Games to harness the power of exercise and sport to inspire recovery and wellbeing. The program includes activities that welcome the family members of participants also.

The IPP is about using sport and exercise and participating in community adaptive sports to achieve life goals.

UniSA is proud to support the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of our returned service men and women and first responders through the Invictus Pathways Program (IPP). This global-first Invictus Pathways Program provides participants with access to a range of wellbeing activities in the community as well as allied health services, including: 

  • baseline physiological testing and profiling
  • training in state-of-the-art facilities
  • support programs, and
  • the expertise of UniSA’s leading health professionals and students.

Learn more about the program

Hear from our participants

Thanks to UniSA Invictus Pathways Sailing Program ‘Setting a New Course’, I can confidently integrate within the community by achieving the goals and pathways I set out in the program.

Chris Pitman, former Royal Australian Navy veteran, Invictus Games 2018 Participant & IPP Participant

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Chris Pitman, former Royal Australian Navy veteran, Invictus Games 2018 Participant & IPP Participant

Before participating in the IPP, I had no hope for the future, felt worthless and was disconnected with family and friends. Through participation of physical activities, wellbeing programs and family organised activities, I have found purpose and hope. I feel I am a better mother, friend and family member. Through participation I have learnt to accept help and support from others while also taking great pride in helping others.

Emilea Mysko, Participant, Invictus Pathways Program

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Emilea Mysko, Participant, Invictus Pathways Program

Thanks to the IPP I am fitter, happier and healthier than I have been in years! The program has set me up to succeed in managing my physical and mental recovery through sport and physical activity. I am grateful for all of the support from Uni SA to be the best that I can be.

Kerrie Tessier – Sailing Program Participant

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Kerrie Tessier – Sailing Program Participant

Contact information

General enquiries
e: mark.reidy@unisa.edu.au
t: +61 4 0092 5108

Postal address
University of South Australia,
City East Campus, Frome Road,
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide, SA, 5001