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 2022, WU will run four Veteran Support Programmes, alongside the Battlefields Uncovered Course run in collaboration with Utrecht University.

Veterans' Stories

Listen to the stories of the veterans who have participated in our support programmes.

Veteran Support

Veterans during an excavation.
Learn more about how our programmes support veterans and their transition to civilian life.

Support Programmes

Read about our five veteran support programmes, all of which include year round wellbeing support.

Other Support

Learn what other help and support opportunities are available from veteran support charities.

Our Impact

A modern day soldier supporting a Napoleonic soldier on the battlefield.
Read about the impact of WU on the veterans and serving personnel who have participated.