About Soldier On!
We deliver innovative and exciting projects that build community cohesion, and assist the personal development of vulnerable, disadvantaged or socially-isolated people.
Who we are
Established in 2008 by Nicholas Harrison, who specialises in career transitions and personal development.
Nicholas Harrison – Founder and creator of Transperformance philosophy
Andrew Richardson – Outreach and Archives Manager, Canterbury Archaeological Trust
Tina Kilnan – Heritage Manager, Royal Military Police Museum
Faye Sayer – Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University
Laurence Fox – Actor
Dan Snow – Historian
Who we help
We help people in need due to reasons of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, social isolation, or other disadvantage.
What we do
We organise innovative and exciting heritage-based projects from which we deliver personal development coaching.
Participants learn and develop skills, find a sense of belonging, make new friends, increase their self-esteem, and discover more about who they are and what they want to get out of live, which can improve their chances of securing suitable education, training, volunteering or employment.
Our core motivation is to help people who are lonely, who have experience of trauma, who are marginalised from mainstream society or disadvantaged in any way and feel ‘stuck in a rut’, don’t see a way forward, feel powerless to make change, don’t know who they are or feel they have no reason to get up in the morning.
The technical and social aspects of heritage-based projects provide an that is suited to helping people develop their intrinsic abilities and gain new skills, to socialise within a community of people from many different backgrounds and to become more familiar with our country’s history. Due to the variety of tasks undertaken, our projects benefit people of all ages, abilities, experience, and, unlike many sporting challenges used to assist someone’s recovery, instrumental roles can be undertaken by people regardless of any health limitations.
By delivering personal development programmes, through the context of field archaeology activities, allows participants to return home with increased self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness. They will have a clearer idea of their goals, and purpose in life. They will have recent work experience, from which they can demonstrate their strengths and value to future employers and a better chance of securing self-sufficiency, happiness and sense of worth.