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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.

Uk Veteran John

"I started the year with no possibilities and ended the year with everything being possible."


Veteran with PTSD

SWV Veteran Help

I am a Veteran

We can help you to find ways to manage your physical and mental health​ through Sports Habilitation or Pain Management 

Rivers Forum

SWV is hosting a Rivers Forum in May 2023. We believe that veterans can help with the pollution crisis in our rivers. Acting as a neutral party we are bringing together water companies, charities, government agencies, farmers, landowners and others at a working forum to find solutions.

PTSD Trial

Supporting Wounded Veterans are working with King’s College London, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and NHS England on the first MDMA-assisted therapy in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) clinical trial to the UK.

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.

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Help us support wounded veterans and their families to recover from injuries, both physical and emotional

We rely on your kind donations to support our wounded veterans in the UK

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Six pathways aid veterans in their rehabilitation back to independence

Sports Habilitation

“With my walking stick, I’m an invalid, but on skis, I’m just another person.”


Sport is a proven, potent medium for confidence building. Adaptive skiing enables those with disabilities to level with those without in a way that few other sports can.

Pain Management

"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."

Women in a wheelchair talking on video call

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.

Veteran Employment

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. 

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."

Veterans Support Network

Peer support from those who have been through a SWV pathway for veterans, and activities for their families.

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