After Armed Conflict and Trauma


We help you, you help yourself, you help others.

Unload provides support for moral injury, depression, anxiety, PTSD and trauma, specialising in the armed forces family. We mainly work with those who are excluded or out of contact with other support. Partners and adult family members are included equally in all we do.

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Santanader will double our money if we reach £4,500



Appeal Aim

Reaching military veterans and their partners and getting effective help to them quickly; FIRST STEP = bikes, men and spanners! Appeal Ends Sat 19th August at 10am


Please see our AWESOME Video and all about why we are converting “Gertrude” - our Kawasaki 750 Ninja - into a trike at West Street Galleries in Retford.




“Unload has helped me more than I could ever think possible.”




“Truly emotional, bonding, loving, passionate, incredible, indescribable, enlightening weekend."



“This time last year I was a wreck of a man. Now I feel guided on a path I really like.”



Unload Camping Bay


Fancy a relaxed weekend in the woods and under canvas? We've got Tipis and Artics or bring your bivvy and pull up a sandbag over the campfire!

Social Walks


All our welcome on our social walks. Nothing too strenuous just a chance to get out and relax. Kids are very welcome too!

Bring and Share


Unload is built by it's people and has a flat structure. A few times a year we gather, create and plan together over shared food and a brew.


The mission is for you to be on your feet, in balance, self-reliant.

Unload Bike Bay


‘Gertrude’ is the Kawasaki Ninja 750 donated to us. We are converting into a trike as part of our outreach project in Retford.

Why do we do this?


There is a significant gap in service provision, engagement and process for those affected by trauma.


Our vision is to be a self-supporting organisation providing our own style of support and to develop a network of trained Unload coaches. This will create a self-supporting community; ‘the tribe supporting the tribe.’


“Solutions of any sort are much more effective and long lasting when they have been built by the people in need of them.”

Mike Payne, Founder of Unload.


If you would like to help us to help others, the News and Diary page has details.

About Unload


We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, independent and confidential.


We work together with you as a team.


We are based in Nottinghamshire and mainly operate in the East Midlands.



Contact The Unload Team




07918 713694


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