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Simon

For years, the symptoms of Simon’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder left him feeling as though trapped in a dark tunnel. Now on the road to recovery – and having discovered new focus through a love of photography - he can see the light at the end.

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Tracey

When Tracey’s husband Simon was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder she felt the effects too, particularly as he found it hard to talk about what he was going through. But with support, they’re finding the strength to work through it together.

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Caroline Beazley

For veteran Caroline Beazley our Help for Heroes Choir, which has been meeting virtually since the start of the first lockdown, has been her “lifeline” this year.

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Caroline Rawlins Our Team 2020

Caroline Rawlins

Having grown up in an Armed Forces family and as military wife, Caroline Rawlins understands the challenges many of our wounded heroes and their families experience.

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Andy Shuttleworth

Andy Shuttleworth

Veteran Andy Shuttleworth explains how our newly adapted online offering has been a “godsend” both to him and others, especially during this second lockdown.

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Amy Haken Sports Recovery

Amy Haken

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Dave Hackett 2020

Dave Hackett

13 years ago, we made a promise on behalf of the nation to be here for our wounded heroes, for life. Wounded heroes like Dave Hackett.

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Mark Hepworth

Mark Hepworth, 42, served in the Kings Royal Hussars for 23 years before being medically discharged in 2017 with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD).

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Mike Lee - Our Team

When Mike Lee retired from the military, he was determined to give something back to the Armed Forces community. Passionate about making a difference to the lives of wounded veterans and their families, he began his role with us four and a half years ago.

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Alex Lovett

Alex Lovett - Our Team

Alex Lovett is our Occupational Therapist. Alex helps veterans find practical ways to overcome some of the limitations caused by their illness or injury.

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Stephanie Shaw

“I already found sleeping difficult. Lockdown made it worse,” says RAF veteran Stephanie Shaw. “My home and work-life blended together and there was no escape.” Our online sleep course helped Stephanie tackle the underlying anxieties affecting her sleep. “The pandemic has been awful for those suffering with poor mental health. Thank goodness for Help for Heroes.”

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Andy Perrin 2020

Andy Perrin

Former Royal Signals Sergeant Andy Perrin suffered a knee injury after too much stress on the joints through operational tours and exercise and went on to develop Crohn’s disease and depression, putting him out of active service.

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