From injury to independence
Last year, 1,578 UK regular armed forces personnel were medically discharged, representing approximately four per day. For Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force personnel one of the most common causes of medical discharge was mental illness, which has increased since 2015.
For some veterans, the path to independence and employment can be a struggle which can be greatly improved by managing and developing their physical and mental health.
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
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.
Mental Health support
We offer sessions in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to reduce symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression and pain. This increases veterans' ability to find meaningful work, achieve their goals and connect with family and their community