Veterans told their inspirational tales as part of resilience-building workshops

To help young people develop life-long resilience.

Inspirational workshops have been held at Grantham College in an effort to combat the effects of anxiety, low self-esteem and mental health. 

Volunteers from Blesma, a charity for helping limbless veterans lead full and independent lives, delivered the sessions as part of the Making Generation R programme.

Blesma and The Drive Project combine to hold workshops in schools and colleges, with talks held by military veterans with the disabilities.

The intention is to spread the message of overcoming adversity and becoming resilient. 

Steve, along with veterans David and Lionel, spoke about their experiences before asking students to participate in a range of activities.  

David commented "Life before my accident I was always goal setting. My way to keep going was to carry on setting goals and have something to look forward too.
I kept taking risks, found a little self-confidence and exceeded my expectations. Even after my trauma I still carried on." 

The workshop provided an interesting insight into the speaker’s life experiences, challenges and journeys. The students were able to reflect on how the speakers overcame adversity and found new goals for the future.