Invictus Voices

Invictus Voices: Why the games matter?

April 13, 2022 British Embassy The Netherlands Season 3 Episode 2
Invictus Voices
Invictus Voices: Why the games matter?
Show Notes

After a two year delay, the Invictus Games have finally come to The Hague! From 16 – 22 April, over 500 competitors from 20 nations will be competing across 9 adaptive sports.

The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post-injury.

In the second episode of Invictus Voices, Deputy Ambassador Lucy Ferguson, speaks to Boy Coolen, Dutch Ministry of Defence Psychologist, and Helen Helliwell, Director of Armed Forces People Policy at the UK Ministry of Defence Helen, about how the power of sport can help wounded servicemen and women in their recovery – physically, psychologically and socially.