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Veteran Emily Young has one goal – make it to the Invictus Games in Sydney this year through The Road Home’s Invictus Pathways Program.
The Invictus Pathways Program is a unique collaboration between our peer support program and the tertiary health and science department within the University of South Australia (UniSA).
Together with UniSA, The Road Home is the first in Australia to have a program specifically designed to provide support and tailored facilities needed for veterans like Emily, who are aspiring to compete in the Invictus Games.
You can feel proud knowing you have helped to provide veterans with something to work towards and a purpose to give them direction, aid in their physical and mental health and encourage them to be active and participate within society.
Facing physical and mental health challenges through her time in the Army spanning over 20 years, Emily is participating in the Invictus Pathways Program to connect with people who have had similar experiences.
“By participating in the Invictus Pathways Program I have had the opportunity to meet people with a common background, we understand what each other have been through,” Emily said.
“The Program is fantastic for servicemen and women’s physical and mental health, which are so closely aligned. It allows people who have experienced traumatic events to have an outlet where they can be physically active which is great for overall wellbeing.”
Emily has set her goal to compete in the cycling and swimming team and represent Australia in this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney.
“It’s really about the journey, getting active and out and about with others, with selection for the Invictus Games being the icing on the cake.”
We look forward to updating you on Emily’s progress on the road to the Invictus Games throughout the year!
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