The Big Give 2018: Your Donation DOUBLED

The Big Give 2018: Your Donation DOUBLED

Tany's Father

Donations will be doubled when any anyone donates online via the Big Give to support Forces' Veterans mental health services provided by charity PTSD Resolution, from 12pm (midday) on 27th November. The event closes seven days later, at 12pm midday 4th December.

Donations fund support for the mental welfare of Forces' Veterans, Reservists and families affected. PTSD Resolution provides therapy that is free, local, brief and effective. Nearly 8 out of 10 Veterans confirm that they require no further treatment after a programme, at a cost to the charity of £550 on average.

If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend donating during the Big Give Christmas Challenge when your donation will be doubled.

To be eligible for doubling of donors' funds, each must be donated online at Big Give:-

● Add a calendar reminder to your diary for 12pm on 27th November including the link to Big Give:.
● Have your 3D secure card details ready when you make your donation.

Communications Director of PTSD Resolution Patrick Rea says:

"The Big Give scheme is a major opportunity for supporters of PTSD Resolution to double their contribution, which they do so generously and regularly, to provide help to Forces' Veterans to relieve the mental trauma resulting from service.

"Big Give is a wonderful initiative in that it encourages the public to donate by supplying matched funding for each donation up to a maximum limit.

"At PTSD Resolution our goal this year is to reach a target of £20,000. We achieved this last year and are confident that we can do this again, thanks to the generosity of followers and supporters of the charity - including the veterans and families that we have helped over the years, who now total more than 2000.

"We continue to struggle with the funding that we need to meet the growing demand for support by veterans and reservists and their families. PTSD Resolution gets no government funding and relies on supporters.

"Funds are used very responsibly and we operate as a lean charity in that we have no fixed assets and we pay no salaries - funds are used to deliver therapy and ensure that as many veterans as possible know about the help available. We have a number of volunteers - essential administrative staff are paid on an hourly rate to maintain the treatment and communications network.

"Funds are used directly to pay the 200 therapists who support veterans around the UK by providing therapy locally. At the charity headquarters we operate 'virtually', with no offices. We don't own so much as a stapler and make good use of the internet, operating securely, to ensure that we have best use of resources. "
PTSD Resolution offers many unique features in its service. Therapy is free for veterans, reservists and their families. The treatment is confidential and no GP referral is required, although the charity does advise veterans seeking treatment to consult their doctor.

Therapy is provided on a local basis. With 200 therapists around the UK there is usually one who is located close to a veteran requiring treatment. Therapy can be usually booked in a very short period of time, often within days. Treatment is rapid too, in that an average of five outpatient sessions are required. Sometimes far fewer may be needed.
Success is judged to be achieved when both the veteran and the therapist agree that no further treatment is required. The effectiveness of therapy is measured on an Nice- approved scale, which the charity has found is effective and reflects the opinions of both veterans and therapists.

A major attraction of the therapy is that it is compassionate and does not require veterans to repeat or describe traumatic events that have happened. This is important: verbalising descriptions of traumatic events can make matters worse for a veteran.

Treatment is transparent: the results are recorded and carefully monitored and reported, in confidence, to the senior therapeutic managers of the charity, to ensure a safe delivery of services, with full accountability. All therapists are qualified in the Human Givens system and are accountable to their professional body. The chairman of PTSD Resolution, Tony Gauvain, is a qualified Human Givens therapist as well as a retired Colonel in the British Army.

Big Give support for PTSD Resolution is sponsored by the Reed Foundation UK.

The Reed Foundation is the charitable arm of Reed Specialist Recruitment and is chaired by Sir Alec Reed. They are supporting projects which are focussed on improving the lives and wellbeing of people in the UK.