Glasgow Veterans United

Glasgow’s Veterans United (GVU) aims to improve the wellbeing and lifestyle choices of veterans struggling with mental health issues, addictions or social isolation and helps them address the negative attitudes that are affecting their lives and relationships with family and friends.

Participants can discuss issues with their peers in a safe, open environment before channelling their energy into exercise through football coaching, which sees them learn the skills to sit their SFA Level 1 coaching exam.

The course gives veterans the time, space and support they need to examine their lifestyle choices, change attitudes and learn valuable skills for the future.

Take a look at our videos showcasing the work of the project and the difference it's making here and here.  You can also see Lord Dunlop's visit to the programme here.

We are grateful to Glasgow's Helping Heroes for their funding support for this programme and to Glasgow City Council, the NHS, SSAFA, Legion Scotland, Network Rail, Fare4Free, Soldiers off the Street and Just Like Us.