Security Industry partners with PTSD Resolution

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**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.

Charity’s programme is community-based, with treatment and support provided locally. There are no salaried staff or assets at the charity: donations received are used to fund the cost of treatment by local therapists. The charity receives no Government funding.

The charity has helped to resolve mental health issues for over 1,400 veterans; nearly eight out of ten say that they require no further treatment after completing the treatment programme.

Donations to the forces' veterans' charity will be doubled when donated online in the 72 hours from 12pm on 29th November - visit the Big Give.

PTSD Resolution was selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016, which is the UK's largest match funding campaign. Last year the campaign raised over £7.2 million for participating charities.

The treatment programme is community-based, with therapy and support provided locally.

Trauma causes flashbacks, nightmares, anger and depression - often leading to violence, alcohol and substance abuse, job loss, family breakdown and even suicide, says the charity. Resolution's therapy is brief, with an average of just five sessions usually required, conducted on an out-patient basis, which supports family and work routines.

The programme is complementary to the work of other services' charities, in that it resolves the mental health issues that are barriers to successful reintegration and settlement.

"There are many forces' veterans working in the security sector. Some may have unresolved issues arising from trauma that was suffered during their service to their country. Often an existing mental health condition can be exacerbated by a stressful situation at work – which may be related to a security incident, or perhaps a clash with a manager or colleague. Job loss and domestic issues may also trigger problems that result in major deterioration, We want veterans to know that there is help a hand and that you do not have to wait to get help," says a spokesperson for the charity.