PTSD Resolution - Supportive charities

Supportive Charities


Personal Development

Building Heroes is a not-for-profit organisation established to provide residential training in sustainable refurbishment and sustainable horticultural skills to ex-service personnel and unemployed young adults.

Our course includes modules in health and safety, construction (carpentry, plastering, plumbing and painting and decorating) or horticulture skills, with special focus on sustainability, as well as employability and business skills with all courses leading to nationally recognised accredited qualifications and CSCS card.

We make a difference to the lives of our trainees by giving them the skills to succeed through training and work experience as well as an opportunity of employment, self-employment or franchise upon successful completion of our programme.

For more information or to download an application form please visit www.buildingheroes.org.uk or email us at info@buildingheroes.org.uk. For all other enquiries please call 01444 443839.

Forces On Line.   To provide a valuable contact and network sharing system for its members, through the Forces Online website, social media network, the blog, mailing list, email, the virtual phone network, the county based mobile app and Chat Heroes shown on every page, and directory listing.

Forgotten Veterans UK aim to offer direct support to anyone that is either referred or makes a direct appeal for assistance.  This could be financial assistance, advice and support, befriending and in some cases act as a gateway to point people to organisations or other charities for specialist assistance.

Future for Heroes (F4H) is a charitable organisation designed specifically to offer support to service leavers and veterans who may find their transition to civilian life a challenge.  Spouses/partners also may attend where appropriate.

Successful adjustment requires emotional and physical change. We work alongside our delegates to help them make the necessary positive steps.  Held over four days, we provide a free-to-the-delegate, residential, personal change programme (funding is sourced separately by F4H).  The course develops skills and introduces techniques and coping mechanisms to manage the dramatic change experienced after leaving the services.

We conduct our courses in and around Brathay Hall, located on the northern tip of Lake Windermere in The Lake District. It is the headquarters of The Brathay Trust where the peace, serenity and tranquillity of its grounds and access to the lake is instrumental to what we do.

High Ground. Our mission is to provide jobs, careers and vocational opportunities for Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans in the land-based sector. We are also proud to deliver the Horticultural Therapy service at Headley Court.

Military skills and experience map perfectly into the land-based sector.

By building a powerful community HighGround has the resources to create opportunities for ex-military personnel and reservists to pursue a career in the land-based sector.

We do this through work experience and employment opportunities, and by providing access to the right education and training courses required to develop the necessary skills to move in to the land-based sector.

SOS Save Our Soldier was founded on the basis that human beings have the innate ability and capacity to overcome and recover from ‘life’s more difficult challenges’.  We are committed to doing our part to assist ‘former servicemen’ and women and uniformed first responders, in that endeavour, and help them move forward in ‘their’ life; to accomplish their renewed dreams and ‘future’ hopes for them.

Surf Action (Registered Charity No: 1140191) is a charity dedicated to supporting military veterans (including TA and reservists) and their families, especially those affected by PTSD and physical injuries or struggling to re-adjust to civilian life. We provide a community, a place to share experiences and support to move forward from difficulties. Above all we aim to put smiles back on faces!

We Are With You provides free and confidential support to veterans experiencing issues with drugs and alcohol. We work with people on their own goals, whether that's staying safe and healthy, making a small change or stopping an unwanted habit. Want to chat? We are With You. Download our Veteran's Program information, "Right turn" here

Valkyrie Wilderness Workshops, based in Lincolnshire, provide outdoor workshops that are designed to help Armed Forces Veterans suffering from mental health disorders, vulnerable groups and individuals; build confidence, resilience, instil self-discipline, increase self-esteem, develop problem-solving skills and create coping strategies. See www.wilderness-workshops.com/ or ring Lee on 07871041977.

Family Support

The Ripple Pond support groups are here for family members of those who have been impacted by events experienced, be that by physical injury or emotional trauma, while serving in the Armed Forces, however long ago and in whatever conflict or manner.
www.theripplepond.org

Social Support

ASDIC The Association of ex-Service Drop-In Centres (ASDIC) links veterans’ Drop-Ins together across the country to offer a variety of welfare and mental health support to the ex-military community and their families.

Forward Assist To Advise & Assist UK Military Veterans In Their Transition From Soldier to Citizen.

Models for Heroes (M4H) provide current and former Armed Forces and Emergency Service personnel in the UK with the opportunity to engage in the model making hobby.  As a traditional, meaningful pastime, the hobby promotes well being, skill development and social interaction.  The concentration and focus required while building a delicate model kit gives busy minds the space to relax. 

We offer a referral scheme for individuals engaging in support and the practical resources for 70 charities and organisations offering model making as a recovery activity.   Our team of 130 volunteers guide new and returning modellers through the skills and techniques of construction, painting and patience.  The ultimate goal is for the beneficiary to be sharing their projects, engaging in local public model clubs, attending shows and getting wholesome enjoyment of their hobby.

For more information please visit our website https://modelsforheroes.org.uk or email info@modelsforheroes.org.uk

STOLL Stoll provides our Veterans with a full spectrum of social, employment, health and training services. From Pilates to healthy cooking, gardening to cultural outings, our Veterans lead balanced and fulfilling lives.

Employment

FDM is a a global professional services provider. FDM's ex-Forces programme provides bespoke training to ex-Froces personnel to transition them into professional IT and business Consultants

Pathfinder magazine has been distributed by the Ministry of Defence to personnel leaving the Armed Forces each and every month since 1991 and is a vital source of information for resettling servicemen and women. Hugely respected and highly valued by both the MoD and Service Leavers alike, Pathfinder’s role as a provider of careers advice and opportunities is a crucial part of the resettlement process.  

Various

www.flowforall.org - FLOW for ALL was set up to offer help to those who have suffered from the effects of war, including the suffering shared by family members and friends too.  Our sites allow anyone to read other peoples writings, people who may have also had similar experiences and troubles. Just reading poems or stories and realising that others have been through the same or similar things can be a great comfort.

Tickets For Troops is a charity dedicated to offering free tickets for big events to our soldiers, sailors and airmen.