Help for Heroes

Here at Help for Heroes, we have adapted the recovery service we are delivering to our wounded veterans across Wales and Hereford.

But as a charity we know that many of the nation’s frontline keyworkers are currently dealing with similar difficulties to those our veterans have faced – challenging environments; working outside of normal areas of work; working with protective equipment and putting themselves at risk. Many have also been taken away from family, friends and colleagues for extended and uncertain periods of time.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. We have made our “Field Guide to Self-Care” freely available to anyone who could benefit from it, but especially those frontline workers in our health and care systems. The guide is an accessible resource to help people face the changes we are all dealing with since the Coronavirus outbreak started.

We developed the materials with, and for, military personnel who have experienced traumatic events, and we are encouraging anyone who is struggling in the current challenging times to download it from our website. We know how beneficial the Field Guide has been to men and women struggling with the emotional challenges and practical changes we are all currently facing, and we wanted to make sure it’s available and accessible to as many people as possible.

We are delighted that Welsh actor Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch, Keeping Faith, The Snow Spider) has volunteered his time and agreed to narrate our guided meditations in Welsh and English.

For more information on the Field Guide, links to the Guide in Welsh and English and to access the YouTube videos by Matthew Gravelle please click here