Armed Forces' Veterans mental health charity PTSD Resolution has joined Cobseo, the Confederation of Service Charities, which provides a single point of contact for communication by Forces' charities with Government and other organisations.
Colonel Tony Gauvain (Retired), Chairman of PTSD Resolution says:
"We are delighted to be accepted to join Cobseo, which represents the serving and Veterans community of some six million people and their dependants. Membership enables us to promote and further the mental welfare and general interests of the Armed Forces community.
"We will be able to work more closely with the other charities for the common good. It also gives everyone who is interested in what we do a further level of assurance about our credentials. Together with the measurement of outcomes for every treatment session we provide, and the volume of heartfelt testimonials we publish on our web site, Veterans can be assured that help is at hand for those suffering from military trauma".
PTSD Resolution offers free treatment for mental health to all UK Forces' Veterans, Reservists and their families. It provides help locally through 200 accredited therapists in a UK-wide network.
Treatment is brief, including an average of just five outpatient sessions required on average. Subsequent treatment if required will be discussed and agreed by the Veteran and the Therapist
Treatment programmes usually start within days of first contact with the charity.
Help is provided to individuals with addiction issues and also those within the criminal justice system. There is no requirement during a treatment session to re-tell the trauma experience: this minimises distress and ensures a faster resolution, says Tony Gauvain:
"We are extremely lean in our operation as a charity. We have no assets and pay no salaries – funds are used to pay the therapists and any essential administration and communication work. But as we receive no Government funding we rely on the generosity of the public and always need more funds."