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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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Hannah Lawton Sports Recovery 2020

Hannah Lawton - Our Team

Hannah Lawton, our Sports Recovery Manager, is passionate about the role sport plays in the recovery journeys of many of our wounded veterans.

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Simon Nicholson 2020

Simon Nicholson

Former Army Private Simon Nicholson suffers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Before the lockdown, he was learning to manage his symptoms. But as the lockdown took hold, his mental health took a downward turn.

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Claire Barnes

Claire Barnes

Thanks to Claire Barnes, our Head of Grants, veterans who have needed us more than ever have received everything from food baskets during lockdown, to help getting to medical appointments as it starts to ease.

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Lucy Graham

Lucy Graham

Lucy is our Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters Fellowship Manager for the north, which means she’s normally based at our Phoenix House recovery centre in Catterick, organising face-to-face events all year round for veterans and their families across northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Stuart Nicholson Help for Heroes Volunteer

Stuart Nicholson

Help for Heroes Volunteer, Stuart Nicholson, talks about overcoming crippling knee problems and how he has continued to support the charity.

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Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Since our recovery centres closed, Phil Hall and his team have worked tirelessly to ensure our very seriously injured (VSI) veterans continue to receive vital support.

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Dom Lovett

Dom Lovett

For some of our most seriously injured veterans, the lockdown has meant overcoming complex challenges. But thanks to you, we’ve been able to help them continue to get the support they need in these uncertain times.

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