We are a non-profit, centered around wildlife conservation operating globally. We partner with organisations that call for change and work with the wider veteran community and first responders to implement change. Our unique approach helps to save wildlife, whilst supporting veterans' transition.
Our wide spectrum of services from training rangers, to first aid, to logistics and purchasing, to wildlife crime scene investigations, to dog training but also looking at business strategies and cases to ensure our partners have a sustainable operation in terms of conservation.
Our unique animal assisted therapy courses use therapeutic art treatments to help veterans and first responders in the treatment of mental health and PTSD.
We hold an array of bespoke events throughout the year including gala dinners and clay pigeon shoot days for our sponsors, animal-assisted therapy courses and nature programs for our veterans, and fun, family-friendly fundraisers for those who want to help create change.
There are lots of ways you can help. From becoming a full-time partner to helping out our development committee, there's always something to be done when facing a huge challenge such as wildlife protection. For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
WARRIORS OF HOPE
84% OF EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL REPORTING PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES DID NOT ACCESS PROFESSIONAL HELP
Transitioning from the military can be a challenging and daunting period for many service leavers. 84% of ex-service personnel reporting psychological issues did not access professional help*. By integrating conservation projects and mental health therapies SAVSIM targets different ways to deal with negative emotions for veterans struggling every day.
Warriors of Hope will be a unique combination of animal-assisted therapies (AAT), wellness support, therapeutic art, yoga and breathing techniques, discussion sessions, and group activities within a conservation-focused environment. In 2021 we launched our genesis Warriors of Hope project in partnership with ZSL.
*Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part One: The Scale of mental health issues (2019)
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success. We'd like to thank each and every one of our loyal and supportive partners for continuing to allow us to complete great work.