Fishing For Heroes
Fishing For Heroes is a Registered Charity (1198987) of many years standing. The founding Trustees wanted to help those Armed Forces personnel who suffer from emotional issues stemming from their experiences during Active Service. This principle still continues and we registered as a Charity in April 2010 to provide funded fishing as therapy for both Service Veterans and serving soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel of the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or other emotional problems, resulting from their service to our Country.
Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
Bronze Award Holders promote being armed forces-friendly and are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners
They must also have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
Research (Rivers of Recovery Programme) carried out by the Universities of Utah, South Maine and Salt Lake City VA has identified that Fishing is an effective therapy for PTSD and that a short course of instruction can result in a reduction of up to 20% in the symptoms of PTSD. We have found that beneficiaries who have completed our courses experience an increased sense of self-worth, helping them to re-establish a sense of balance in their lives and a readiness to play an active part in society once again.