Lynsey began experiencing pains in her legs that turned out to be compartment syndrome; over time this developed into pain Amplification syndrome, which had a dramatic effect on her sleep, cognitive ability and mental health. She finally decided to seek help and, with the support of family and friends, was introduced to Help for Heroes.
After initially receiving support from Hidden Wounds, she became involved with the Help for Heroes Sport Recovery programme and competed at last year’s Warrior Games. She said sport is helping her to become healthier, happier and more confident.
The former RAF Senior Aircraftsman, who is due to undertake her Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring course, added: “I’m self-assured in the belief that this will give me the motivation to alter my career path, strongly develop me personally, give me the confidence to move away from the MOD and do something I actually enjoy. My life has re-started at 35!”