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. 

Hope For Warriors will be a unique combination of animal assisted therapies (AAT), psychologist support, discussion sessions and group activities within a conservation-focused environment. In 2021 we will launch our genesis HFW project in partnership with ZSL. 

*Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part One: The Scale of mental health issues (2019)