Clare had previously used sport as a way to deal with mental health issues, but when she re-injured her back in 2015 she was no longer able to tap into those coping mechanisms.
Since she has been supported by Help for Heroes Clare has rediscovered her love of sport, discovering new activities and taking part in adaptive sports. This has had a very positive impact on both her mental and physical health. Claire said: “I hope that by competing I continue to view sports and competition positively. And by meeting veterans and serving personnel in perhaps similar situations will further my recovery by enabling me to engage and socialise and become less isolated.”