VETERANS JOURNEYS

PATHWAYS TO REBUILD

Since 2001 over 22,000 veterans have been medically discharged and many of them struggle to forge the path needed to improve or stabilise their medical condition, or give them the opportunity to find meaningful employment. Founded as Skiing with Heroes in 2012, we have since developed a needs-based, veteran-led comprehensive programme to assist the wounded. As a veteran you are able to gain help from Supporting Wounded Veterans in a number of ways.

VETERAN'S PERSONAL STORIES

Every pathway to recovery we build is an individual and personal journey. Our veterans form a strong bond with Supporting Wounded Veterans and feel included, connected, developed and respected. Below are a few of their stories, in their own words.

JOHN T

“I STARTED THE YEAR WITH NO POSSIBILITIES AND ENDED THE YEAR WITH EVERYTHING BEING POSSIBLE”.

ANNA

"I REALISED THAT WHAT DISABLES ME IS ALSO THE VERY THING THAT ENABLES ME.” 

JOHN B

"I AM COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY BY THE SUPPORT AND HELP I HAVE RECEIVED."

MARTIN

"MY MENTOR HAS HELPED ME ENORMOUSLY OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS"

DEL

“I STOPPED THINKING ABOUT THE NEGATIVES AND REALISED I COULD LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE.”

NICK

“IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THERE ARE GREAT PEOPLE AT SWV AND THE PMP TO HELP YOU DO IT, BUT YOU HAVE TO WANT IT FOR YOURSELF.”