Weekly Support Group Sessions

Are you struggling with your mental health? Sporting Force will be starting an activity-based veterans’ support group in Newton Aycliffe, Durham, from 12th February 2021. Group places are available for up to 15 people under current COVID-19 restrictions. We have had confirmation that this is allowed as we are a Charity offering mental health support to Military Veterans. Anyone participating will be expected to wear face masks. Get in touch today to discover more.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities will promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth, helping people suffering from an array of mental health conditions including:

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  • PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Abuse Issues

Walking is one of the most accessible forms of exercise. It’s the perfect way to keep you healthy, active and reduce your chances of getting sick and it doesn’t cost you a penny. Getting out into nature and going for a walk is also great for your mental wellbeing.

We have some land which we are keen for veterans to get involved in some of the work we intend to carry out which includes the building of a polytunnel, in which veterans will be able to grow produce in the future. Other tasks include log splitting, digging and building fences. These tasks will improve wellbeing and bring back that sense of teamwork and team bonding.

Additionally, hot meals and beverages will be provided.

Support Sessions

These sessions will be held both indoors at our office in Newton Aycliffe. We will also hold outdoors sessions at a piece of land we have acquired in Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland. Sessions will include:

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  • Group Activity-Based Support Sessions

  • Use of Outdoor Space to Promote Wellbeing through Connecting with Nature and Animals

  • Horticulture

  • Walk-and-Talk Sessions in the Newton Aycliffe Area


The first session will be Friday 12th February at 11:00 a.m. Please email David below if you would like to attend, it would be great to see some of you at the sessions, please utilise the support should you need it. Please also note that neither you nor the Charity are breaking any rules by attending these sessions. If you want to book a place, please email your interest to david.henry@sportingforce.org.

Activity-Based Support Groups

Our veterans’ charity arranges an array of indoor and outdoor activities at our support group.

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