Driven to Extremes
“The Road to Recovery”
Supporting Veterans suffering from PTSD
Driven to Extremes is an organisation that supports military veterans suffering from PTSD by taking them on challenging vehicle adventures.
Where as some activities such as Polar trekking or Atlantic rowing can allow too much thinking time, vehicle expeditions can cross continents in a matter of days. The relentless pace ensures that veterans are overwhelmed with new and rapidly changing experiences.
Operating in remote and challenging environments, having to work ads a close-knit team and the support within, military banter, opportunities for leadership and the constant laughs along the way, helps push horrific memories to the back of their minds.
PTSD recovery is treated in 3 phases:
Phase 1 – get the veterans back in a team with a clear focus and goal to achieve
Phase 2 – veterans then become Support Crew for future adventures and expeditions
Phase 3 – veterans lead expeditions or fund-raising vehicle rallies
Driven to Extremes vehicle adventures create a team-based environment in challenging and remote locations, rebuilding an individual’s confidence and increasing their self-esteem.
Improved self-reliance, confidence, experience and new qualifications dramatically improves the chances of a participant securing a job with one of our employment partners and become self-supporting again.