For some veterans, adjusting to civilian life can be hard. At Thistle, we provide a safe space for veterans to share experiences and support one another.
What makes Thistle different
Thistle was established to support veterans returning from the Second World War and we are proud to still be supporting veterans today.
We work with veterans at all stages of life after service - and our support is shaped and delivered by veterans who have been through the course themselves and continue to support the work through volunteering.
Open, welcoming support, regardless of history or circumstance
Choose from one-to-one support, group work or both
Tailor-made courses, accessible gym and exercise classes
Our Veterans’ lifestyle management courses are led by experienced practitioners and trained volunteers. It’s a specially structured course designed to support veterans and their friends and family.
Weekly sessions in a safe, supportive environment
Build confidence and self-esteem
Learn to cope with stress and anxiety
Take control of your mood by understanding anger and recognising triggers
We also run shorter courses and workshops on specific topics throughout the year.
The Thistle Shed is a safe and relaxed place for veterans to spend their time. We've got a range of tools and materials suited for a variety of activities. You decide what to do and have a say in how The Shed runs.
Mondays and Wednesdays 1 - 4pm at the Centre of Wellbeing
You can come in for an informal chat or we can meet you somewhere you feel safe and comfortable. If you prefer, you can give us a call. You don’t need a referral to get in touch, but you’re welcome to have someone contact us on your behalf. You’re in control.