Lifestyle Management course for Veterans.

The Thistle Foundation, based in Edinburgh, are coming to Poppyscotland in Inverness to deliver a  Lifestyle Management course for Veterans

The course is open to any veteran struggling with life in civvy street who wishes to gain control over their situation.

Difficulties experienced may be as a direct result of, or related to physical or mental health conditions.



The course itself is about building confidence and boosting self-esteem through the support, teamwork and camaraderie of other veterans,

and addresses issues including social isolation, confidence, mental distress, anger and aggression, relationships and planning for the future.

A leaflet outlining the course is attached.


Delivery and Duration

Two experienced practitioners from Thistle will meet for an hour with referred individuals on either Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th April

prior to the first session to give them the opportunity to talk about what they hope to gain from the course.


The course itself is planned to run on two consecutive days over five weeks (dates listed below), each session lasting three hours with appropriate breaks.


Additional Information

For a chat about the course, or to find out more, please feel free to contact Pat Mackinnon on 0131 656 7356 or

or Gary Smith on 0131 656 9925  or



To book individual consultations on Mon 13th or Tues 14th April,  please contact Tim at Poppyscotland on 01463 710300 or

or drop into the welfare centre on Strothers Lane (open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday)


Session Dates – Mondays 13.00-16.00 and Tuesdays 10.30-13.30

Session 1 and 2 – Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April

Session 3 and 4 – Monday 27th and  Tuesday 28th April

Session 5 and 6 – Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th May

Sessions 7 and 8 – Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th May

Sessions 9 and 10 – Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May