A multi-award winning UK military veterans charity

At Walking With The Wounded, everything we do is focused on improving and saving the lives of those who’ve served.

We work directly with ex-service personnel to help us deliver support for veterans that rebuilds confidence and lives after military service. 


Pride in Veterans Standard

PiVS is a programme developed by Fighting with Pride, open to any organisation that provides veterans support or services who are committed to being inclusive and welcoming to LGBT+ veterans, serving personnel and their families.

Cobseo Veterans Mental Health Awareness Standard

VMHAS Self-Assessment Tool has been developed and tested by a variety of organisations (large and small) who provide health & wellbeing support to veterans. The Self-Assessment Tool is accessible, useable, and effective in the provision of safe and sustainable non-clinical services, and places of support for veterans with mental health needs.

Quality Network for Veterans Mental Health Services

QNVMHS was developed in collaboration with the Contact Group in 2020 to promote quality improvement within and between veterans mental health services. A key component is the sharing of best practice by listening to and being led by staff, veterans and their family members/carers.

Since we started in 2010, we’ve been dedicated to providing excellent support for ex-Forces personnel. And we’re hugely thankful for the achievements and awards we’ve won, working with veterans and partners to deliver the best services possible.

2022 - 2023

  • In March 2023, WWTW receives the Veterans Mental Health Awareness Standard (VMHAS)
  • In October 2022, WWTW receives the Ministry of Defence’s highest badge of honour
  • In July 2022, WWTW is awarded Gold for support towards the Armed Forces community
  • In May 2022, WWTW is chosen to light beacons on top of the UK’s four highest peaks for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


  • In 2020, WWTW's Head Start programme won a Mental Health and Wellbeing Award
  • In June 2020, WWTW was shortlisted for a Charity Times Award
  • In October 2020, WWTW's Manchester hub won The High Sheriff Special Recognition Award for our role in supporting during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • In December 2020, WWTW is re-awarded CODE Seal of Distinction
  • In 2021 WWTW OP-REGEN volunteers were shortlisted for an English Veterans Award
  • OP-REGEN won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service


  • In 2018, we were named as an 'IPS Centre of Excellence for Veterans' by the Centre for Mental Health, becoming the first veteran IPS service in the UK to be given this status. This was achieved in partnership with the Midlands and East Veterans Service
  • In January 2019, we won the Soldiering On Award for Education, Training and Development
  • In May 2019, the Step into Health programme, led by NHS Employers, won its first-ever award at the prestigious British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, taking home Ex-Forces Initiative of the Year


In 2016, we opened our first regional hub, based in Manchester, with the help of DIY SOS. It was built as a result of the project to support those vulnerable and hard-to-reach veterans who have struggled most since leaving the Armed Forces. Since opening, the hub has won many awards including:

  • Winner: Best Popular Factual and Features series; National and West of England, Royal Television Society
  • Winner: UK Housing Awards - Outstanding Local Authority (MCC)
  • Winner: Local Authority Building Awards NW (LABC) Best inclusive building
  • Winner: RICS NW Regeneration; Highly Commended: North West Regional Construction Awards - Integration and Collaborative Working category
  • In 2017, Staff member and beneficiary Duncan Slater became the first double amputee to complete the Marathon des Sables ultramarathon, a gruelling 250 KM race across the Sahara Desert. 


In 2011, Walking With The Wounded embarked on its first unsupported expedition to the North Pole with wounded veterans. On 16th April 2011, our team, including four wounded soldiers, successfully arrived at the North Pole, having covered over 200 miles, pulling sledges that contained all of their equipment and supplies. This was the greatest distance of any polar expedition that season.

“Mentally, I was on the floor when I was referred. My Employment Advisor picked me up and changed my life 100 percent. He is worth his weight in gold.”

Brendan, Parachute Regiment veteran and WWTW beneficiary

Unique support for military veterans, every step of the way

Walking With The Wounded supports veterans with the most complex and challenging needs to improve mental health and wellbeing. In partnership with the NHS, we work with ex-Forces to design tailored programmes of support that inspire change and save jobs, homes, relationships and lives.