MB had served in the forces during the IRA’s mainland bombing campaign and had witnessed the aftermath of some horrific incidents. On leaving the service she suffered terrible nightmares, with repeated flashbacks to her time in service. She was unable to sleep,...
What we do
Veterans Outdoors works with veterans and those still serving, harnessing the proven therapeutic benefits of outdoor activity to improve wellbeing. Each personalised programme leads directly to the NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing: connecting with people, being physically active, learning new skills, giving to others and taking notice of the world around you.
What we offer
Some of our beneficiaries come directly to us, others are referred by GP surgeries, NHS Mental Health services or by some of the dedicated veterans and armed forces health organisations. Everyone we see is assessed when they arrive to determine their personal needs and interests so we can put together a personalised programme for each individual.
We’re an independent charity, working closely with the NHS and other referral bodies. Our team includes veterans and health professionals and many of us have seen, at first hand, both the devastating impact of trauma and the wellbeing, healing effect of outdoor activity. We put our beneficiaries first and are united in our passion for the work we do.
PS had a 10 year career in the Navy and then 24 years in the Metropolitan Police where he found himself dealing with the aftermaths of lots of deaths and suicides. A couple of years after leaving the police he had a sudden meltdown. “The ground fell away from under...
CN was only three-and-a-half years into his army career when he was seriously injured in a vehicle accident during a training exercise. It left him with both physical and mental scars that, between them, ended his service career. He suffered PTSD and long-term pain...
We’re a charity, relying on goodwill from landowners and estate managers who host our experiences and from volunteers and fundraisers who make it possible for us to do our important work.
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CHRISTMAS ’21 – a message from the CEO and Trustees of Veterans Outdoors.