The Rydon Ward in Taunton has linked with Models for Heroes to support military and Ministry of Defence patients in their recovery.  This is the first and only group of its kind in Somerset.

Models for Heroes is a non-for-profit company that supply model kits, materials and model making sundries to mental health organisations and charities around the UK while raising awareness of the mental health benefits of scale modelling.

Rydon’s Occupational Therapists will oversee the provision of this activity which will form part of patients’ therapy and clinical treatment for PTSD, anxiety and other injuries.

Volunteers who are already enthusiastic scale modellers will push the project forward by teaching and advising on techniques during the sessions.

Models for Heroes (a not for profit organisation) welcomes any donations of plastic, unstarted model kits, especially military models.

To learn more check out:  www.modelsforheroes.co.uk/who-are-you/ourstory

And if you’d like to take part in an activity like this, contact us using the form to the right!