Veterans’ Families

Are you a spouse, family member or carer of a veteran?

Most Veterans report a successful transition back into civvy street, however for a number this can a difficult process. We understand that for families this can be an anxious and worrying time and result in a wide range of issues, some of which can have long term implications for all concerned. The programme has been developed to provide you with the tools to deal effectively with the ups and downs of daily life.

Veterans’ Families

Are you a spouse, family member or carer of a veteran?

Most Veterans report a successful transition back into civvy street, however for a number this can a difficult process. We understand that for families this can be an anxious and worrying time and result in a wide range of issues, some of which can have long term implications for all concerned. The programme has been developed to provide you with the tools to deal effectively with the ups and downs of daily life.

So, if you are looking to:

  • Be in the best shape to manage self and support others
  • Build resilience to handle everyday challenges
  • Create a better future for you and the family
  • Offer the best support you can
  • Take time out and recharge your batteries

Then The Warrior Programme can:

  • Tools to manage your emotions
  • Increased confidence and self-respect
  • The chance to understand what’s important to you and what you want from life
  • Let go of stuff from the past and rediscover who you are
  • The ability to learn new ways of thinking and communicating

OUR PROGRAMME

We offer a 12 month programme, commencing with a 3 day intensive foundation course, followed by regular refresher sessions and online interaction and support. During the programme you will be introduced to practical coaching techniques to ensure that you are in the best shape to look after yourself and ensure a well functioning family unit able to create a future that everyone can enjoy.

The 12 month programme is fully funded, including food and accommodation, however participants will need to make their own travel arrangements to the course.

HEAR FROM BRENDA

I was in a very bad place. I was so angry and upset about him. I was very anxious about going on the programme. Warrior staff met me a week before with my daughter to reassure me. That was so amazing. It meant a huge amount. I don’t think I would have done it without that encouragement. I’m the biggest non believer in that kind of thing.

It’s the best thing I’ve ever done!

My parents drove me there – I think so that I couldn’t jump in the car and run away. I sobbed. The only chair that was left was right at the front and I just sobbed and sobbed. I went out and a coach came out to me. I lost my shit completely. I was ready to walk out. They talked me through. I couldn’t get it into my head that it was about me, not him (husband).

But I did it! It was hard, but I did it. It changed my life, everything. My whole outlook, motivation, self confidence. It’s changed the way I manage myself. I was so angry and bitter. It consumed me, eating me up. Now, it’s all gone, my whole way of thinking has changed and I’m back in charge.

I would like to be an ambassador for the programme. It’s incredible.

HEAR FROM VICKY

The last thing I wanted to do was go on a course – I’d done so many through my work!

I thought Warrior was all about PTSD. But it was brilliant – completely different from what I expected. I loved it, it was top drawer, really interesting. The best thing about it was getting rid of the clutter in your mind so you can start with a clean surface.

Also, the goal setting was interesting. I’d tended in the past to have just one goal, so what was really different was to think about a range of goals.

I feel lighter – my head feels lighter.

I’m able to focus more and really think about what I’m doing. Being able to get rid of fears was good. It was good that my husband and I have both done the programme. We’ve been able to talk about things because of that.

COURSE CALENDAR

27-29 November 2018

Newton Abbot, Devon

29-31 January 2019

Bury, Greater Manchester

COURSE CONTACTS

Dave Corthorn

Midlands and East

Drew Larkey

North West and N.Wales

Sean Gane

S.Wales and South West