Forces Veterans’ Mental Health
PTSD Resolution is a charity (no. 1133118) that helps Veterans, Reservists and Families who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of trauma suffered during service in the armed forces.
The programme is community-based, with treatment and support provided locally through a nationwide network of 200 therapists, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. PTSD Resolution helps Veterans and Reservists to resolve the mental health problems associated with military trauma that obstruct a normal range of family and work relationships.
We have no salaried staff or assets at the charity. Donations received fund the cost of treatment by local therapists, information to ensure veterans and families know of the help we offer, and essential fundraising and research. We receive no Government funding.
Trauma causes flashbacks, nightmares, anger and depression - often leading to violence, alcohol and substance abuse, job loss, family breakdown and even suicide.
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The programme is complementary to the work of other services' charities, in that it can help resolve the mental health issues that are barriers to successful reintegration and settlement.
PTSD Resolution Statement of Purpose
PTSD Resolution helps ex-service men and women who have mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder, following service in the UK armed forces. The service is available to all veterans of the UK armed services, TA, reservists and their dependents.
We are an independent charity that aims to work with the people other services do not reach or have not been able to help. We work in prisons, for example, and we are generally able to work with traumatised people who have alcohol and drug problems, provided they are able to engage in therapy.
The programme involves a series of one-hour therapy sessions on a one-to-one, out-patient basis, to relieve veterans of disabling symptoms. A single course of therapy is generally all that's required.
For those clients who engage with the therapeutic process and meet their appointments the outcomes from PTSD Resolution are good, even when the trauma is long-standing and severe.
However, PTSD Resolution is not a mental health crisis service. If you are in danger or have severe mental health problems please ring your GP; if there is a strong element of risk then contact the mental health crisis team, or if absolutely necessary the emergency services.
PTSD Resolution treatment meets a special need of veterans and reservists in that it can be carried out without the therapist or anyone else ever knowing about the events that caused the trauma. This ensures confidentiality, protects the patient from further distress, and protects therapists from hearing about large numbers of often extremely disturbing incidents. These are important safeguards.
We are also doing new research and raising awareness of the causes and treatment of post traumatic stress. PTSD is little understood by veterans and reservists - or their families, friends or employers, the people who are often very much affected by the destructive behaviour associated with the condition.