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

In light of the current situation regarding COVID 19 we are not running any further residential courses in 2020; instead we are now running online courses which run for 6 half days.  As soon as we have dates for residential courses confirmed for 2021 we will update the website.

We have also developed an online resource to enable all existing participants to continue to embed the techniques taught on the Programme and are running regular training via Facebook live and Zoom.  We advertise all these sessions by email and on the Facebook closed site.  If you do not currently receive regular invitations, and would like to do so, please contact us at enquiries@warriorprogramme.org.uk

In addition, we have developed our online resource to support those individuals who are waiting to attend the programme.   Once you have registered your interest with us and spoken to a Coordinator you will be able to access these modules.  You will also receive invitations to join regular online live group sessions.

At times like these, it is important that we come together and support each other through what is to be a tough time for us all.

Thank you for your continued support, stay safe and best wishes.

 

The Warrior Team.

COURSE

11 – 16 October 2020

ONLINE (HALF DAYS)

COURSE

15 – 20 November 2020

ONLINE (HALF DAYS)
FULLY SUBSCRIBED

COURSE

6 – 11 December 2020

ONLINE (HALF DAYS)

COURSE CONTACTS

Dave Corthorn

Midlands and East

Drew Larkey

North West and N.Wales

Sean Gane

S.Wales and South West