Those who have served our country, and their families, experience struggles that some of us will never understand. Recovery from physical or psychological injury takes time and there is no “one size fits all” approach. Some may benefit from a physical programme, such as sports recovery. Others may find creativity eases the daily struggle of living with pain, depression, anxiety, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Help for Heroes has proudly showcased how creativity can benefit mental and physical wellbeing through our Creative Force campaign, with an exhibition in London alongside regional events at our Recovery Centres.
In the Wales Community Recovery Office, a monthly hub takes place where Veterans, Service Personnel, and their families can meet each other, have the opportunity to speak to a Key Worker, and enjoy the chance to express themselves creatively through model-making.
Volunteers from Models for Heroes come along to facilitate the sessions, bringing their expertise, passion and equipment to ensure our Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters fellowship gets a real insight into this absorbing hobby.
The Wales model-making hub takes place on the 4th Thursday of the month in Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf. For details see here /get-support/recovery-programme/model-making/ contact Wales.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 808 910.
Jamie Vidler is a nurse and a veteran himself. In this film, he explains what you need to get started in model making, why he finds it so exciting, and how it has helped him with his wellbeing.
For the full transcript of Jamie's video, please click here.