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Students and Veterans work together to create RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

Military charity Help for Heroes and Sparsholt College have announced their partnership for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Their garden, The Force for Good, will tell the powerful story of the role horticulture plays in the recovery and ongoing support of injured British Armed Forces personnel and their families. Individual stories are told through the three elements of the garden as the team of college and former-military gardeners inform visitors of the journey from injury or illness through to recovery and beyond. The Force for Good garden is a demonstration of how horticulture has given these individuals a second chance at life and how everyone can benefit from its therapeutic benefits.

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Help for Heroes fund Stoll to help rebuild the lives of wounded London veterans

Military charity Help for Heroes is providing a grant of £246,000 to Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing to Veterans, to enable more wounded, injured and sick veterans living in London to rebuild their lives and empower them to make a positive impact in society.

The three-year partnership will enable two Stoll members of staff to act as the operational arm of Help for Heroes and provide outreach services to wounded, injured and sick veterans. Help for Heroes currently run four Recovery Centres across the UK; Tedworth House in Wiltshire, Chavasse House VC in Colchester, Phoenix House in Catterick and The Naval Service Recovery Centre at HMS Drake, Plymouth.

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Help for Heroes supporting the 2018 Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP) for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

Help for Heroes worked alongside The British Paralympic Association (BPA) to run the 2018 Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP) for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. The Programme provided five military athletes with knowledge that will prepare them for a future Games experience as a selected athlete, as well as inspire and excite potential future Paralympians in their ambitions. The group travelled to PyeongChang to gain an understanding of the scale and scope of the Games and to give exposure to some of the unique aspects of a Games, including the Village, the media spotlight and mixed zone, and transport systems.

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Help for Heroes secures inquiry into Veterans Mental Health

The Defence Select Committee has announced it will be scrutinising Veterans mental health support this year, after Help for Heroes raised concerns in November last year.

In a letter to the Chair, Dr Julian Lewis, the Charity highlighted the issue of inadequate funding for NHS trusts who are finding their excellent work with Veterans and their families is being hindered by a lack of funding from central Government.

Head of Psychological Wellbeing, Karen Mead, welcomed the announcement saying: “Almost 500 individuals were discharged in 2016/17 with mental health issues – this has increased by 90% since 2012.

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Armed Forces Families suffering in silence on Blue Monday

Help for Heroes has released new research which reveals that one in four (23 per cent) partners or family members of an Armed Services Veteran or Service Person state that their own wellbeing and mental health has been directly affected as a result of their family member’s situation. Many are suffering in silence with 16 per cent saying they would try to cope with any issues alone, with only 5 per cent saying they would seek help from a mental health professional.

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Invictus Games athlete takes on extreme, once in a lifetime challenge

47 year old Jamie Weller from Nottingham, who recently brought home four bronze medals from this year’s Invictus Games, is taking on a new challenge. The former Navy Aircraft Engineer trekked for 13 days across Nepal on this extreme and once in a life time challenge to reach the base of Mount Everest. The challenge was organised by and raised money for Help for Heroes (H4H).

When Jamie lost his central vision he lost more than just the majority of his eyesight. He lost the ability to pursue his dream of a life in the military.

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Three Help for Heroes-funded athletes – focus on a journey to the Winter Paralympic Games

Three Help for Heroes-funded athletes – Steve Arnold, Scott Meenagh and Terry Ahrens – are focused on a journey to the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang in March 2018. Help for Heroes has funded the Armed Forces Para Snowsport Team to support the Para Nordic Programme, including supporting three athletes through the elite programme with attendance at the World Cup and World Championship events and building a foundation team for the longer term development of the sport.

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Veteran Carl Marsh sets up his own businesses

An Army veteran from South Wales has set up two businesses after being the 100th wounded, injured and sick veteran to attend a self-employment course funded by Help for Heroes.

Carl Marsh, of Llantwit Major, South Wales has launched a celebrity interview website and a swimming instruction business thanks to support from the military charity.

He left the Army in 2010 after 12 years of service and one tour in Northern Ireland before he suffered a spinal injury and seven other health related issues which lead to him being medically discharged.

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