Help for Heroes Plymouth Recovery Centre

The pioneering collaboration between Plymouth University and Help for Heroes Plymouth Recovery Centre aims to bring additional therapeutic benefit and value to H4H beneficiaries (wounded, injured and sick serving and veteran personnel, their families and dependents) through educational and research engagement. The Plymouth Recovery Centre already provides student social work placements with emerging opportunities for our students and world-class researchers in disciplines such as marketing, business, podiatry, dietetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, mental health and wellbeing, and the conduct of social geography research.

Help for Heroes has been involved with sports recovery since 2008 and offers around 300 events each year across 50 different sports at a grass roots and performance level to help rebuild lives. Sport plays an important part of someone’s recovery, helping with self-confidence and providing psychological empowerment. These significant mental health benefits can be translated outside of sport and into everyday life.

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Showcasing Project Nevada handcycle at Plymouth Armed Forces Day


Plymouth University mechanical engineering students joined Help for Heroes during Plymouth Armed Forces Day in June 2016 to showcase their innovative handcycle. This has been designed and developed by our students with the aim of attempting the women's world land speed record in Nevada in September 2016 which they successfully achieved. 

Plymouth University joins forces with Help for Heroes Recovery Centre

Outstanding learning opportunities will be available to students and wounded serving and veteran forces personnel

Read more about the launch of the partnership