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Sean Ivey 2020

Sean's Story

Throughout lockdown, regular video calls with our Hidden Wounds team helped former Marine Sean Ivey cope with the heightened impact of his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “I feel more prepared now for bouts of low mood and negativity,” he says. “Without support from Help for Heroes during lockdown, I would not have got through it in the way I have.”

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Michelle Turner AFD

Long before the lockdown began RAF veteran Michelle Turner knew what it was like to be isolated at home. Contracting a life-changing virus whilst deployed in Bahrain, she became afraid to leave the house.

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Jonathan Mitchell AFD

Currently shielding at home, former Army sergeant Jonathan ‘Mitch’ Mitchell has found recovery through the power of sport.

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Major Andy Kerr

Major Andy Kerr

Some of the men and women we’ve supported have recently stepped up to serve our nation in the fight against coronavirus. Major Andy Kerr, who is a serving soldier with the Royal Engineers, is one of them.

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Mark 'Lofty' Taylor

Thanks to you, veteran Mark ‘Lofty’ Taylor recently found the strength to return to the front line - this time in the fight against coronavirus.

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Jonathan Mitchell

Jonathan Mitchell

The 33-year-old, who goes by the name of Mitch competed at the Invictus Games and won a powerlifting bronze in Sydney last year and has been working hard to better that this time around.

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Jonathan Platt

Jonathan Platt

Since leaving the Royal Navy, due to a back-injury, Johnathan Platt is keen to re-establish his love for playing sport.

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Mark Clougherty

Mark Clougherty

For over 15 years, former British Army corporal Mark Clougherty has been battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ever since witnessing the turmoil and tumult of the Iraq War in 2003. Withstanding setback after setback both mentally and physically for the father of three remains determined.

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Paul Hemsley

Paul Hemsley

Aged just 21, he lost his right leg and suffered a devastating brain injury that left him paralysed and unable to speak. His mum, Terrie, shares the lifelong impact Paul’s injuries have had on him and the family.

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Anthony Cooper

Anthony Cooper

Former Kingsman Anthony Cooper’s life changed forever when he was injured by a roadside bomb at the age of 22.

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Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan was one of Afghanistan’s most seriously injured veterans and was not expected to survive his injuries.

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Chris Anslow

Chris Anslow

Despite achieving a gold medal in Archery at the Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield, Army veteran Christopher Anslow acknowledges that he is still at the beginning of his sports recovery and Invictus journey but he is enjoying the experience.

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