Since 2015, WU has run a Support Programme to support Veterans and Serving Military Personnel (VSMP). Many of the military personnel involved have experienced service-related wounds and injuries or suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Taking part in the VSMP Support Programme can help participants rebuild health and confidence, learn new skills and interests and give them the chance to mix with people from a variety of backgrounds. Beneficiaries are supported through a twelve-month, professionally run programme that encourages them along the road to Recovery, Wellbeing, Transition into Civilian Life, Education and Employment opportunities. In 2021, WU will run three Veteran Support Programmes, alongside the Battlefields Uncovered Course run in collaboration with Utrecht University.