The Mountain Way

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support The Mountain Way?

Established in 2014, The Mountain Way programme is designed to help military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) regain a level of control over their lives and thus restore harmony to their suffering families as well.

It is run on a one-to-one basis by Major Andy Shaw Royal Marines (retired), who is a Falkland Islands conflict and Northern Ireland veteran. Andy suffered from PTSD for 30 years before he was able to overcome his 'hidden wound'. He achieved this by making it the priority of his life to understand and recover from it. 

The programme is a 15-day one-to-one experience run in the Pyrenees mountains. 

The environment is free of distractions, new to the guest and helps them focus on regaining control of their thoughts through mindfulness meditation, guided reflection and positive thinking. 

Combining theoretical instruction and practice, along with self-identification to learn about triggers and sensitivities, mountain walks generate a sense of self-pride and accomplishment. 

Ongoing support is available for as long as is required.

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of UK-based military charities and organisations since its inception in 2016. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and millions of pounds have been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.