Thank you for your interest in taking part in the Developing Veterans’ Resilience through Physical Activity programme. To apply for a place on the programme, please check you meet the eligibility criteria and fill out the declaration of interest form below.

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Applications for the course are now open.

Course 1 will be held on 7 and 8 September 2024. 

Further courses will be held in 2025 and early 2026. Dates for these courses will be released as and when they become available. 

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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the programme you will need to be a UK Armed Forces veteran, defined as having served for a minimum of one day in the Royal Navy, Army, or Royal Air Force as a regular or reserve.

Your permanent address will need to be within the Midlands, and you will need to self-declare that you have suffered with your mental health and wellbeing during the previous 12 months.

You will also need to be able to engage with the majority of the programme and confirm that you are not receiving 'therapy' at the time of the course, as this could affect the evaluation of the efficacy of the programme.

The selection process

A selection panel will sit to consider all applications submitted and will inform you whether or not you have been successful. The selection panel will prioritise on need and capability to engage with the course.

You may cancel your place if you have been selected for the programme, but are subsequently unable to attend.

A reserve list of potential participants will be established as part of the selection panel. If you are unable to attend your place will be offered to the next person on the reserve list.

Over a more prolonged time, it will be self-evident that this course not only improves the lives of its participants, but creates a long-term support network that increases our individual resilience.”

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If you have any questions about the programme or applying, please email: