The Battle Back Programme
Help for Heroes is a proud founder partner of the Battle Back programme, a UK Military initiative funded by Help for Heroes. Battle Back uses Adaptive Adventure Training and Sports Rehabilitation to help seriously wounded Service personnel gain independence and confidence to focus on what they can achieve, rather than what they can’t.
Battle Back at Headley Court
The introduction back into sport for someone who is wounded is usually through the Help for Heroes funded Battle Back at Headley Court, where the wounded start their physical rehabilitation. These activities are in addition to the normal rehabilitation programme and are carefully designed to complement it. For example, a couple of hours on a water-ski builds confidence, is physically beneficial as well as being great fun, something that is missing from much of the daily routine of getting better.
Battle Back at the Recovery Centres
At a grass roots level and after someone has moved on from Headley Court, Battle Back activities are provided by Help for Heroes at the Recovery Centres across the country, as part of the extensive Sports Recovery Programme, which are available for both serving personnel and veterans. This includes funding overseas expeditions from sailing to skiing, as well as day to day sporting activities such as clay pigeon shooting or joining a Help for Heroes Challenge. Help for Heroes also support veterans through their extensive Sports Recovery programme to ensure that sport and adaptive adventure training are available to help inspire at every stage of recovery.
Battle Back Activities
Battle Back activities currently include – but are not limited to:
- Flying Scholarships
- Aqua and Deptherapy Training
- Ski- Training
- White Water Rafting
- Water Skiing