Warrior Programme News

The Warrior Programme Presents The Findings of The FiMT-Funded Randomised Controlled Trial

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Warrior held a drinks reception at HMS President on Monday 29th June 2015 for the launch of the Randomised Controlled Trial.

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The Prime Minister announces money for troops' families & veterans' mental health projects

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On 29 June, Armed Forces Day, the Prime Minister announced almost £3.8 million of funding for charities that support military families and programmes providing mental health support for veterans. One of those charities being The Warrior Programme.

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Hear from the Warriors Themselves

In the autumn of 2012 we put together a short 7 minute film on Warrior with Warriors talking about how Warrior has helped them and the benefits not only to their lives but to the lives of those closest to them.

Our thanks to Steve Hignett who donated his time and skill to creating this film.

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Forces in Mind Trust Funds RCT

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John Cummings, Director of The Warrior Programme, commented: "We are delighted that FiMT is supporting our current research project by awarding Warrior a grant to conduct a Randomised Control Trial. This Research is well overdue and without the support and financial backing by FiMT we could not afford to conduct it. Importantly, it will establish best practice through the examination of the effectiveness of new interventions by an academic institution."

Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock, Chief Executive of the Forces in Mind Trust says: "Supporting research into projects such as The Warrior Programme is exactly why we were established. The funding of this Randomised Control Trial in particular will enable us to gain new and evidence-based insights into what contributes to a successful transition."

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Walking With The Wounded at The Royal Geographical Society

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On 5 September 2012 around 200 people gathered at The Royal Geographical Society to hear from the incredible team from Walking With The Wounded who attempted to scale Everest this year and who were only beaten back by the warm conditions.

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Legal & General Launches a New Partnership with The Warrior Programme

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Legal & General announce today [06/03/2012] the launch of their new partnership with The Warrior Programme, (Warrior), a ground breaking motivation, training and education programme that enables people suffering from deep depression and anxiety to rebuild their lives.

The programme will help the business to achieve its two year commitment by 2013, to create a "Gearing up for Work" programme, which provides 200 people looking to access work with a chance to be given valuable mentoring and employment experience within Legal & General Group Plc.

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Walking With The Wounded Donates £50,000 to The Warrior Programme

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The Warrior Programme would like to thank everyone at Walking With The Wounded for the generous donation of £50,000. Our thanks especially to the team Simon, Ed, Martin, Steve, Guy, Jaco, Inge and Henry for their extraordinary achievement in reaching the North Pole in April last year. The donation will enable us to run at least 2 residential programmes.

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The Warrior Programme Announces A New Director

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The Trustees are delighted to announce that they have appointed John Cummings as Director of The Warrior Programme. John served with the regular Army (Light Infantry for 20 years) and is now a Reservist capbadged Rifles. He is a qualified trainer in the techniques delivered by The Warrior Programme Charity and has worked with the Warrior coaching and support team over the last six months. His in-depth understanding of what veterans have experienced, coupled with his knowledge of the partner organisations that Warrior works and seeks to work with, mean that John is ideally placed to take the Charity forward and establish Warrior's position within the veteran care pathway.

The Warrior Programme has grown from strength to strength since its inception 4 years ago. Over 450 individuals have benefited from attending the courses. The charity is now at an exciting point of development where a full time Director is required to take the organisation forward and build on the sound work accomplished thus far.

Launch of The Warrior Band at Battersea Power Station

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The Warrior Programme is delighted to announce the launch of The Warrior Band at The View, Battersea Power Station on Tuesday 8th June 2010.

The band members are Warriors Adrian Anderson, ex Rifles, Luiz Silva and Mahda Majdiau with special guest appearances by John Illsley of Dire Straits, Liam O'Maonlai of The Hot House Flowers, Alex Reeves, drummer for Dizzee Rascal and Jeanne Marine.

With the amazing support of Island Records and Room With A View Studios The Warrior Band have produced a 3 track EP.

After a hectic few months of writing music and lyrics, sessions in the recording studio and rehearsals the band made their first live performance on 8th June in front of 300 guests including well known personalities such as Bob Geldof, Charley Boorman and Antonio Carluccio at Battersea Power Station.

The EP was available to buy on the night for 4.99 and can also be bought directly from The Warrior Programme, from Amazon.co.uk and itunes.

The Warrior Programme would like to thank Island Records and Room With A View Studios for making the EP possible, John Illsley, Liam O'Maonlai, Alex Reeves, Jeanne Marine, Simon Johnson, Steve Smith and Catherine Stevens for their incredible contributions as well as Treasury Holdings for donating the venue for the night.

The evening was an incredible success and we would like to thank everyone who helped make the evening possible!

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His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales Visits The Warrior Programme

His Royal Highness joined ex-Service personnel and homeless people who have participated in The Warrior Programme for Tea at Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation, Fulham London on Wednesday 10 February 2010.

Boormans show their warrior spirit



It was a family outing for both the Boormans and the Fortes as the Warrior Programme threw a gala dinner at Royal Hospital Chelsea last night.

The charity helps homeless ex-service men rebuild their lives. Guests included the Boorman family (pictured top, from left to right): Olivia and husband Charlie, John Boorman and daughter Katrine.

The Fortes also attended (pictured below, from left to right): Aliai Forte with husband Sir Rocco and Bob Geldof's girlfriend Jeanne Marine.

Kent on Sunday, October 2009

Antonio Carluccio with the Warrior Programme
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A group of ex-servicemen joined celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio for a morning of mushroom picking on a countryside estate. The forage for fungi at the Marquess of Abergavenny's estate in Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, was run by the Warrior Programme, a charity to help emotionally traumatised former members of the Armed Forces.

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The Times, October 2009

Antonio Carluccio with the Warrior Programme
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There has been panic behind the scenes about our chances of finding mushrooms at Eridge Park today, but the fungi man himself, Antonio Carluccio, is unconcerned. It has been raining intermittently for a couple of days, which is good, and there has been some warmth, too.