RANGERSTV visited the latest Glasgow Veterans United course aiming to help veterans better understand and overcome their addictions at Ibrox Stadium.
Glasgow’s Helping Heroes (GHH) run the 16 week course at the Rangers Study Support Centre at Ibrox to help attendees recognise the impact drugs and alcohol has on them, their families and friends.
The weekly course consists of two hours of self improvement, followed by 30 minutes of fitness training and one hour of coaching with a Rangers Community Coach, with the veterans then working towards an SFA Level 1 coaching certificate.
The workshops are delivered by the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Improvement Team and Glasgow City Council’s Alcohol Team and they focus on subjects including:
- Smoking cessation
- Healthy eating
- Alcohol consumption
- Illegal and prescription drug abuse
- The physical effects of their lifestyles
Each afternoon ends with a coaching session where veterans work towards achieving a qualification in coaching.
At the end of the programme GHH bring various training, employment and volunteering agencies to help the veterans capitalise on the skills, knowledge and insight they have gained during the course.
Find out more about the project by watching the video above.