Delivering independence to UK veterans through groundbreaking physical and psychological care
Support for wounded veterans and their families
Founded in 2012, Supporting Wounded Veterans provide six comprehensive pathways including sporting events, mentoring, pain management and employment to enable former UK servicemen and women, physically or mentally wounded, to move forward from rehabilitation to employment.
Join us for a very special evening at Tate Britain, kindly sponsored by McDermott, Will & Emery, in aid of Supporting Wounded Veterans.
SWV Ocean Challenge 2023
The SWV Ocean Challenge is a fun, demanding, adrenaline-fuelled and competitive sailing eventacross five days of intensivetraining and one day of racing.
The challenge ensures those withand without disabilities and hiddenwounds compete on equal terms.
We are looking for veterans and sailing buddies to join us.
Give a gift of a lifetime
Six pathways aid veterans in their rehabilitation back to independence
"If only I had attended this programme shortly after injury - it would have saved me years of pain and related anxiety. Thank you SWV for setting it up for me, it is going to have a hugely positive impact on my quality of life."
We funded the UK's first veteran Pain Management Programme and continue to deliver pain management courses.
We have found that successfully managing pain can reduce the barriers to employment for many veterans.
“I have had five years of nothing but hospital visits and being told negative, and scary, things about what was going to happen to my life. This is the first time for a long time that I have been treated as a human being with the chance for a positive future. The boost to my confidence and self-belief has been massive.”
Veterans who have participated in Sports Habilitation or Pain Management Programmes are offered individual mentoring support.
Mentors may offer help with retraining, career change, setting up a business, or returning to employment.
Occupation & Employment
Finding full-time employment or meaningful occupation addresses what is for many the most crucial part of a person’s transition from military to civilian life.
Since we started our employment programme we have successfully found meaningful employment and training for over 90% of veterans engaged with SWV programmes.
Mental Health Resilience
All of us at times need someone to talk to, and there are many organisations that have the expertise and experience to help veterans in need of mental health support.
We offer Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) sessions for veterans on a SWV programme to reduce symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression and pain.
Veteran Support Network
"My whole experience with SWV has restored my faith in the human race and has pulled me out of a very dark place, if I can help you guys out in anyway I will with great pleasure."
Peer support from those who have been through a SWV pathway for veterans, and activities for their families.