Models for Heroes is a charitable organisation that support the Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel in the UK.

We improve the lives of our bravest by providing a meaningful activity that promotes well being, skill development and social interaction.

Watch the award winning
Peace by Piece.

A touching short film about Peter, a M4H Volunteer using his hobby as a recovery activity.


  • I just wanted to email you to say how happy one my clients have been with your service. He was over the moon with the amount he was given and the quality of the items. They will be great for him to focus on and gives him a sense of achievement when he finishes one which he has not had for a long time since his PTSD prevents him form leaving the house.

    L. Bailey

    NHS Veterans Mental Health CTS
  • Model making also provides a sense of continued achievement and confidence building, and it is new hobby that the veterans can easily implement at home.

    Mr. Lee Watson

    Senior Occupational Therapist - Combat Stress

    We really value model making and the benefits it can have on our veterans. Thank you for your continued support, your volunteers are fantastic and help us deliver a vital recovery service.

    N. Vanderpump

    Help for Heroes Wales & Hereford
  • I have heard many reports from veterans who make models as a distraction and time out from daily worries, ruminations, anxieties. Thank you for your part in their recovery, and the act of completion which model making brings, a sense of achievement with a lasting reminder, which they may keep.

    H. Lowry - Psychotherapist

    Veterans Outreach Support
  • The activity of model making has numerous therapeutic benefits for the veterans at Combat Stress, aiding their well-being and recovery. This can include the lifting mood and lowering anxiety, alongside the promotion of relaxation, a relief from stress and improving concentration.

    L. Watson

    Senior Occupational Therapist - Combat Stress


Learn what we need to provide curative activity for our bravest and how you can help.


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Find more information on the unique services we provide, how you can apply to request our help.

Banter at the Tangmere model show.


Read about stepping up and committing your time, enthusiasm and energy for our cause.

Keep Calm and Keep Step Campaign

Because of the COVID-19 crisis out fundraising capability had ceased. No one was running model shows anymore and so our collection tins across the nation were not being filled. The generous...

Isolation Relief

Models for Heroes have been extremely busy during the lockdown. Many charities, local and national are working hard to provide food and supplies to vulnerable beneficiaries. Many are struggling with the...

Our response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Reacting to the global pandemic of Covid – 19 meant we had to learn very quickly. With guidance from the government and charity sector advisers we closed our modelling sessions, informed...

National Lottery Funded

We are excited to be awarded £9,900 in National Lottery funding to support our work providing model making activities to Armed Forces and Emergency Service Personnel in the UK. We will...

Get Creative Festival 2020

This event has been POSTPONED and will be be rescheduled for 2021. Models for Heroes is running an event that is part of The Get Creative Festival 2020. 16th May 1000-1600...

Arts University of Bournemouth

In January 2020, I took the opportunity to tour the facilities available at the Model Making department of University of Arts Bournemouth, UK. Keith and Malcolm, both members of the committee...

Support from Romsey Modellers

Paul Adams (left) handed over a cheque at Scale Model World for £700 to Models for Heroes Chairman, Malcolm Childs. The funds had been raised during a huge raffle at their...

M4H hit 3,000 Likes on Facebook

In December 2018 Models for Heroes had been ‘liked’ by over 3,000 people on our Facebook page. For us, this means the wider community wants to publicly encourage what we do....

M4H joins ASDIC

Models for Heroes has been adopted as an Associate of Association of Ex-Service Drop-In Centres (ASDIC). ASDIC allow for communication and sharing of best practive between veteran hubs, recovery centres and...

Keep On Track at The Tank Museum

On the 11th and 12th of October The Tank Museum in Dorset held a well being event over two days. The event was called “KEEP ON TRACK” and was designed to...

Libraries Week with West Berkshire Hospital

Models for Heroes volunteers Keith and Malcolm put on a demonstration modelling session for Occupational Therapists and Psychotherapists working at the Berkshire Hospital Prospect Park.   As part of Libraries Week, M4H...

M4H map

Our Locations

View the map of locations of modelling sessions and details of how to contact them. Note: You need to register with the website to view this information

Lined up at Tedworth House following a tour.

The M4H Team

Read about the people who give up their free time to assist our cause and work to support our armed forces and emergency serivce personnel.



A collection of evidence from across the world demonstrating the effectiveness of craft based interventions on mental ill health.