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Afghanistan: We fight for those who fought for, and with, us.
Local Afghan interpreters, and those in similar roles, have put their lives on the line over the last twenty years. Standing side by side with our troops, they supported us in our time of need. To many servicemen and women, they were more than just allies: they were friends. Now, more than ever, they need the nation’s support.
How a Cold War Spy Film Highlights the Needs of Veterans Today
A remarkable new film, The Courier, hits cinema screens this month, telling the story of a salesman who is recruited as a spy during World War One. The film’s director, Dominic Cooke, met with us to explain the parallels he sees between the main character and modern day veterans who have to cope with leaving the military.
How Hidden Wounds continues to support veterans and their families
In recent years, the conversation about mental health has taken a positive step into the limelight. As a result, many of us now acknowledge that, alongside the physical, our psychological wellbeing also requires care. Last year alone, more than 2000 wounded veterans and their loved ones accessed our Hidden Wounds service for support with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).