Military Veterans: Road To Work

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“I have just completed the Road to Work Course in Exeter with Active Plus. Before this course my life felt like it was coming to an end, I was in a very bad place. I joined the armed forces in 2006 where I spent four years in 1RTR Tank Regiment. Life in the army wasn’t particularly… Read more »

Back to Work: Geoff’s Story

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Geoff Long from Melksham, Wiltshire completed an Active Plus Wellbeing course where he set himself a goal of getting back to work before the end of April 2016. Geoff, himself an injured military veteran also signed up to the Active Plus volunteer pathway and helped out on our courses Geoff said, “Completing the Active Plus… Read more »

Wellbeing: Tara’s Story

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Tara James

My life changed in 2011. My son was born and he made my life complete as I now had what I always wanted (my little girl, who was almost 3 and now a son). Shortly after his birth and a difficult pregnancy it became apparent he was dairy intolerant and became unwell.  I had a… Read more »

Wellbeing: Alison’s Story

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Alison Eagles

I attended an Active Plus Wellbeing course in Corsham, Wiltshire at the start of 2016. I had been suffering from depression and had a breakdown having burnt out through working long hours in a role where the values conflicted with my own personal principles. The practice manager at my doctor’s surgery gave me the contact… Read more »

Wellbeing: Joy and Tula’s Story

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Mother and daughter team, Joy and Tula attended our Carers’ Course, in Salisbury in January 2016. Both have caring responsibilities, Tula for her Mum and Dad and Joy for her husband (Tula’s Father). The course gave both women the opportunity to develop skills to help them cope with daily challenges. More than this, it created… Read more »

Back to Work : Becki and Chris’ Story

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Beki Brown, who grew up in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, met Chris Wheeler while studying for an engineering degree at Brunel University, London. Beki did not complete the degree for medical reasons and, two years ago, the pair moved to Cornwall. When Beki’s job as a domestic at the Royal Cornwall Hospital ended they were… Read more »

Back to Work : Linn’s Story

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Linn wanted to tell her story in her own words “because everyone needs to know how great Active Plus is!” My story begins in November 2013, I was working full time earning minimum wage and not exactly enjoying the job, my boss was not a very nice person to work with,  believing that if you… Read more »

Wellbeing : Sophie’s Story

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Sophie Perkins

Sophie Perkins had what she describes as a life changing experience when she attended an Active Plus Wellbeing course in Calne, Wiltshire during February and March 2015.  Sophie had suffered a serious head injury at the beginning of 2014 and received over 12 months of specialist support from neurologists and physiotherapists; although she had made… Read more »

Back to Work : John Bambrough’s Story

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Following a long term mental health issue I returned to the job market in 2013.  I was disillusioned to discover that, at 55 years old, all my qualifications were out of date, my age was against me and my options were limited. This, coupled with ever increasing financial pressures, left me feeling helpless and surplus… Read more »

Military Veterans : John Bartram’s story

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John Bartram from Bratton in Wiltshire has been volunteering with Active Plus since October 2013, after being introduced to us by Combat Stress.  He is a retired RAF navigator with over 32 years service in various locations around the world, undertaking a wide range of roles including operations, airfield management, recruitment and training. John has… Read more »