ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is pleased to award a £20,000 grant to Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) to help the charity support mentally and physically wounded Army veterans.
Since its foundation, WWTW has provided training, employment support and health treatment to 14,500 veterans.
Their grant will go towards WWTW’s 2022 Head Start programme, which provides 1-2-1 therapy for ex-service men and women with mild to moderately severe mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety and PTSD. The programme operates across the UK and, as of December 2021, 76 per cent of beneficiaries who had completed the therapy showed signs of recovery and meaningful improvement.
Fergus Williams, CEO at Walking With The Wounded, commented:
“This generous grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity will enable more veterans who are experiencing mental ill-health to access WWTW’s Head Start programme and therefore make life-changing differences to those who served and their families. We are so grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and look forward to working with them more in the future.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:
“Walking with The Wounded do fantastic work supporting veterans by addressing their mental health challenges, which is a priority area for our charity. Last year, Head Start sessions saw a significantly increased demand, and our charity was only too happy to provide the resources needed to deliver these important services.”
To find out more about the important work carried out by Walking With The Wounded, visit their website here.