|20 Apr 2022|
Wellbeing Educational Programme
As part of the BHUK wellbeing educational programme, a Veteran Games participant visited JFS school to speak to pupils in Year 10 (300 children). This particular veteran shared his story of his ongoing rehabilitation, the part the Veteran Games has played in this and, more generally, the part developing resilience can play in supporting overall wellbeing. During the first quarter of 2023 a further 900 teenagers from a diverse mix of schools will get to hear directly from members of the UK / Israeli veteran communities and learn about the strategies they employ when coping with their own personal battles
As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week, Christopher Hayes conducted a session in conjunction with Project Impact for a group of teens in years 9-11, sharing his life story, including how he overcame his battle with his mental health issues and rebuilt his life thanks to the Veteran Games initiative. The session was very successful, with teenagers interacting and asking questions as well as creating canvases with motivational quotes that were displayed.
Yom Hazikaron ceremony
Beit Halochem UK hosted Ofir Anidgar, Beit Halochem member and veteran.
Ofir spoke at Immanuel School in front of the entire school as part of the school’s Memorial Ceremony. He was also invited to address multiple year groups at Yavneh College, sharing his story and how Beit Halochem has helped him with his rehabilitation.
Commando Chris Hayes says JFS' initiative for veteran support charity Beit Halochem UK is "desperately needed and should be on a national scale". More...