THE 'SHELL SHOCK WALK ' 16th September 2017 - Commemorating the Battle of Passchendaele
As we approach the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, it is important to remember that many soldiers faced more than the threat of enemy fire, says Colonel Tony Gauvain (Retired), Chairman of Veteran's charity PTSD Resolution:
"Shell Shock – now known as PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - not only impacted upon the mental health of these men, it also had serious social and legal consequences. Today there is better understanding of the effects of trauma, but too many Forces' Veterans are having to struggle without proper help. Our message is that help is out there: you can get better. Simply call us, at PTSD Resolution."
How to effectively raise funds for veterans with PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be devastating for victims and their families. It produces high levels of anxiety that often lead to depression and anger, which then leads to job loss, violence, alcohol abuse, and even suicide.
Our veterans, who have sacrificed so much, deserve the opportunity to once again experience a sense of normalcy in their lives. It is also important to remove the additional stress of financial burden by offering free counseling and treatment to help resolve their PTSD mental health issues
Force's Veteran Sam Doyle, sets off on two-year around Britain walk
A former serviceman from North West England is walking around the entire British coastline to help Veterans get free treatment from PTSD Resolution. The charity helps veterans, reservists and their families who are struggling to settle back into a normal work and family life because of military trauma suffered during service in the armed forces.
Iraq Veteran's Experience of Therapy: from Scepticism to Recovery
New Case studies detail the actual experiences of treatment by the forces' veterans and their families helped by PTSD Resolution.
Each person is asked after the programme to describe their experience leading up to, during and following therapy. This is voluntary and not a condition of treatment. All case studies are actual statements made by the person who received help. Each is anonymised to protect their identity: all therapy is delivered in the strictest confidence, no doctor's referral is required.
Six things you should know about PTSD and mental trauma in Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14)
It is important to recognise symptoms which interfere with normal functioning. Symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, poor sleep, anger outbursts, physical violence, excessive anxiety, feelings of depression, avoidance of any reminders, denial of effects - all interfere with the lives of the person traumatised and the people around. There is no point in denying it as it will only get worse. PTSD Resolution's treatment teaches Veterans, Reservists and Families how to recognise, reduce and manage symptoms so that life can return to normality.
The Great North Run 2017
Do you fancy running and raising funds for PTSD Resolution on the 10th September 2017? The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK and the World with over 57000 runners taking part in the famous 13.1 mile run, where participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The race was devised by former Olympic 10,000 metre bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.
**NEWS FLASH: Extended to 12PM Tues 06 Dec: your Donation DOUBLED for 2016 Christmas Appeal
With many forces' veterans working in the security industry, the charity PTSD Resolution is this year sponsored by ASIS UK, who are organising a series of fundraising events. The charity (No. 1133188) helps veterans, reservists and families free of charge who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work and family life because of military trauma suffered during service in the armed forces.
ASIS UK has announced it is to partner with the charity PTSD Resolution to access the national network of therapists for the treatment of trauma for our members.
ASIS International is the largest organisation for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide including 750 in the UK.
Evidence: "A Service Evaluation of PTSD Resolution Client Outcome Data", Burdett & Greenberg 2016”.
27/09/2016: The King’s Centre for Military Mental Health Research has completed a service evaluation of PTSD Resolution client outcome data
Professor Neil Greenberg and Dr Howard Burdett compared treatment outcomes in 504 PTSD Resolution clients with data from the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.
First ‘Shell Shock Walk’ Raises New Funds for Veterans’ Welfare
Supporters of PTSD Resolution raised new funding of over £1500 on the first ‘Shell Shock Walk’ on Saturday 17th September. If you were unable to join the walk you can still donate here:-
Donate to the Shell Shock Walk HERE
22 PressUps: Get Fit, Have Fun, Help our Veterans
WHEN 43-year-old Craig Robinson's pals nominated him on Facebook to complete the 22 Press Ups challenge for charity PTSD Resolution, he decided to call in back up. He rounded up some rugby friends and organised a pub crawl with a difference, carrying out the challenge in 22 pubs from Bingley's Wetherspoons to the City Vaults and The City Gent.
PTSD Resolution Therapists now Accredited by UK's PSA
Today brings an exciting announcement for all of us at PTSD Resolution involved in and committed to the Human Givens approach to resolving military trauma: the register of the Human Givens Institute (HGI) has been accredited under the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care in the UK, under its Accredited Registers Programme. www.ptsdresolution.org
Take steps for PTSD Resolution and challenge yourself, your friends, colleagues, families and children to take part in PTSD Resolution's Walk Round the World (WRTW) and raise funds for former Service men and women and their families who are struggling from the trauma of conflict and help them get back to a normal life.
Paris Aftermath: UK Industry must be ready to help Traumatised Staff
With 129 people so tragically killed on November 13th in Paris, there are many hundreds or more who witnessed the events, who will be deeply traumatised and returning to work at some stage.
Castle Combe Motor Event raises £3,000
A fund-raising track day at Castle Combe motor circuit near Chippenham on Wednesday 21st October 2015 raised £3,000 for PTSD Resolution
PTSD is a dark, devouring ravenous beast of shadow
PTSD Resolution receives many testimonials from veterans who have received therapy from our national network, such as this one:-Read More
Join the PTSD Resolution community
Can you run, skip or juggle? We are looking for friends and supports to help us raise funds, perhaps meet a personal challenge or fulfil a dream..Read More
Bonamy Waddell (nee Gauvain, and a daughter of PTSD Resolution Chairman) ran the 2015 Brighton Marathon last April for PTSD Resolution.Read More
Glenn Owen from Beccles on overcoming PTSD
"When you're a squaddie, whatever happens, you have a few beers and you push it all to the back of your mind. It's the squaddie way," Glenn Owen says. "But later it comes back.Read More