Modelling is 'my bullet-proof vest'
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The real model army helping veterans with mental health issues

Servicemen and women living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rebuilding their lives with a new therapy.

More than 100 people are enrolled with the Berkshire charity Models for Heroes that runs classes in how to make intricate scale models of a variety of military, civilian and science fiction aircraft and vehicles.

The charity relies on donations from modellers who've got a surplus of unmade kits, known as their "stash".

The therapy works by concentrating the mind on one small, detailed task that allows it to focus and then relax.

Video journalist: Ben Moore

  • 27 Nov 2018
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