All the latest updates from Help for Heroes
Happy Birthday Hero Bear
Hero Bear is getting all grown up! On 13 August, our much-loved furry mascot will become a teenager. He can’t believe it’s been nearly 13 years since he first hopped on a bear-o-plane to Iraq with our co-founder Bryn Parry, to visit some of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces in the early days of the charity.
Army Veteran Cornelia Oosthuizen is making great strides in her recovery after learning to walk again
A foot injury left former Army officer Cornelia Oosthuizen in so much pain she made the life-altering decision to have her lower leg amputated. Cornelia, who had to learn to walk again, is now making great strides in her recovery journey.
UK charities come together to address hate speech on social media
This July, Facebook’s policies for addressing hate speech are under increasing global scrutiny as big businesses boycott advertising on the platform. But the reality is that this is a problem for any organisation which uses their platforms.
Former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Rachel Williamson is taking steps towards a brighter future after injury ended her military career
Former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Rachel Williamson’s military career came to an end when what appeared to be a minor injury ended with her losing the use of her right arm. The consequences on both her physical and mental health were severe but with support, Rachel has found new focus and is now taking steps towards a brighter future.
The first step in John Owen’s recovery journey was to open up about his mental health battles, and his progress since has seen him overcome many hurdles
The first step in John Owen’s recovery journey was to open up about his mental health battles, and his progress since has seen him overcome many hurdles.
Veteran Rob Shenton rediscovered his passion for running after taking the first step to get help with his mental health
When Rob Shenton was medically retired from the Armed Forces suffering from depression, the loss of his military career left him struggling with his mental health even more. But as part of his recovery journey, Rob rediscovered a passion for running and the ability to step up to a challenge he’d never dreamt would be possible.