Dragons’ Den entrepreneur offers free gym memberships for veterans with PTSD

Former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur, Duncan Bannatyne, has announced he will be offering veterans who have post traumatic stress disorder free memberships to his 72 health clubs across the country.

The announcement comes after he called on the government to do more to support veterans who are struggling with their mental health.


Memberships to his health clubs will last the year, and will be free, in order to help more veterans improve their mental wellbeing.


Five memberships for each of his 72 health clubs are on offer, and will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Duncan himself served in the Royal Navy, and has been open about his support for veterans, as his father fought in the Second World War, and spent over three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

It was this, as well as his own experience, that instilled the desire to help and support veterans.


It is well-documented that exercise is beneficial and can help improve mental health, reducing stress and anxiety, increasing energy levels and improving quality of sleep, too.

Of course, if you find that exercise is not improving your mood, it’s important to reach out for help from a doctor or charity, who will be able to provide assistance on the road to recovering from PTSD.


With over 300 memberships up for grabs, there are plenty of opportunities to be successful.

To apply, email [email protected]. You may be asked for proof of your military history and some details of your diagnosis.

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