NEWS – MENTAL HEALTH HELP FOR ARMED FORCES' VETERANS
It’s Like Night And Day
GK is an armed forces’ veteran of Afghanistan. He has just completed therapy with PTSD Resolution. This is his story.
“I’m not going to describe my traumatic event. Which one? There’s so many…
“If I compare my condition before and after therapy, it’s like night and day. All my relationships have changed - and my lifestyle has changed completely. It’s best described by my mum because she sees the subtle changes. She’s seen the improvements in the way I talk, the way I act, the way I feel about everything around me. I’ve got more joy.“When I started treatment my goal was to apply for a job. I ended up getting an interview, getting a job and then being comfortable enough to get on the phone and sort out moving, training, everything I needed. I don’t struggle with little things at work anymore - like answering emails. I’m not overwhelmed by small things.
A UK Veteran’s Story: Nemo’s Therapy with PTSD Resolution
When the forces' veteran came to see me for the first therapy session, he was so nervous, he sat down and took a pack of playing cards out of his pocket and sat shuffling and fanning them throughout that first session, never once giving me eye contact. Nemo reported his life was a mess with so many awful things currently happening that he just could not cope with it anymore. Most of his days were spent in bed trying to sleep and block the world out.
Jonathan Thomson’s Diary of his Epic 2021 Pyrenees Cycle Journey
In September 2021 Jonathan Thomson completed an epic fundraising event, cycling from Argelès-sur-Mer in France on the 13th September, on what he planned to be a journey of eight days, weather and other conditions permitting, covering 1,000km and involving at least 40,000ft of hill climbs.
How To Reduce Suicide Risk: One-Day on-line Workshop, 30th September 2021
Malcolm Hanson, a Trustee of the Forces’ Veterans’ charity PTSD Resolution, will present a one-day online course entitled ‘How to reduce suicide risk - the practical steps you need to know’, on Thursday 30th September.
Human Givens Institute therapist Malcolm Hanson will explain how to work effectively with people who may be contemplating suicide, or who have survived a past attempt. The event is intended for charity and other staff who engage with veterans who may be at risk of suicide - this includes mental health and wellbeing professionals, pastoral care and outreach workers.
UK Veterans Charity Initiative for Mental Health Therapy Support
Veterans’ mental health charity PTSD Resolution and peer-to-peer veterans network Phoenix Heroes have launched a service to support former forces personnel following the completion of mental health therapy.