MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

The Retreat will be a uniquely non-militarised, holistic safe haven to help current and former members of the Armed Forces recover their mental health and happier lives.

 

 

 

 

 

A holistic approach to mental health

As a mental health charity, Head Up’s goal is to reduce the number of suicides within the military community. We will do this by empowering people to turn things around before their issues have the chance to become life-threatening. By creating a unique, holistic countryside retreat, we will enable guests to take a step away from military or post-military life, and learn life-skills to allow them to deal with mental health issues, and access the support they need. Seven-day residential courses will provide personalised mental-health support for serving and retired members of the Army, RAF, Navy, and Royal Marines, including all reservists.

 

We will catch those at risk of falling through the cracks in current provision.

DONATE TO THE RETREAT CAMPAIGN

 

 

A non-militarised haven

By design, The Retreat will have a non-militarised atmosphere: no triggering forces paraphernalia, photographs, uniforms or hierarchies. A calm, natural and luxurious environment will help guests feel welcome and valued, and give them space to work on their mindset and learn new skills for challenging negative thought and behaviours.

 

No official diagnosis is required

Although guests can be recommended to us by military organisations, mental health charities, the NHS, and businesses who employ veterans, they can also self-refer. This is a real point of difference from most other services. And guests won’t have to pay a penny to access Head Up’s services. We don’t want money worries putting off anyone who would benefit from our help.

 

We have a full business plan in place for The Retreat and all that is remaining is funding.

If anyone wishes to see our business plan please get in touch.

 

Donate with JustGiving.Pay with Mastercard, Visa, American express, PayPal, Apple Pay or Direct Debit.

Charity Number: 1195443

To help our mental health charity promoting awareness for UK Armed Forces, please visit our donation page.

 

Classes available at The Retreat

 

 

 

 

Aftercare package with Swiss 8

We have an 18-month aftercare package already in place. Partnering with another Armed Forces charity known as 'Swiss 8' who are synergised with what we are trying to achieve.

What is Swiss 8?

Swiss 8 is a health promotion charity founded by Combat Veterans. Using Veteran lived experience, they build proactive mental health programs and tools for Veterans, Corporates and Clubs.

With a team of veterans that have experienced disconnection, loss of identity, loss of purpose, anxiety and depression. Swiss 8 aim to take this lived experience to create programs that assist in building a healthy, high performing lifestyle.

VISIT SWISS 8

Swiss 8 Promo

 

Donate with JustGiving.Pay with Mastercard, Visa, American express, PayPal, Apple Pay or Direct Debit.

Charity Number: 1195443

If you can provide physical or material support for our charity promoting mental health awareness for UK Armed Forces, email us today.


 

Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

 Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

 Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire