Tuesday, 27 November 2012

BIG GIVE December 6, 7, 8 – from 10:00am

BIG GIVE: Please note these important Diary Dates: December 6, 7, 8 – from 10:00am
On these dates, any donations made to PTSD Resolution could be doubled by matched funding from the Big Give charity fund. So for every pound donated, we can claim an additional pound from Big Give.
PTSD Resolution relies on charitable giving so we can continue to provide counselling. For the first time, we now have waiting lists because of the demands on funding – and so we ask for your help.
So, why donate to PTSD Resolution? 
ü  It works: a 78 per cent success rate in resolving trauma for UK veterans & reservists
ü  Fast help: average of five sessions required on an outpatient basis
ü  Access for all: 200 HG therapists in our national network
ü  Every penny counts: we’ve no salaried staff or premises: all funds are used for therapy treatment & essential information
 Any donations we raise could be doubled – for free – but only when you donate on-line at the Big Give from December 6th from 10am.
  “PTSD Resolution has got it right and I would recommend them to anyone who’s suffering, and to get help sooner rather than leaving it too late….” PB. 25 years’ service as medic
  “The memories are still there, they will never go away, but I have my life back and (my wife) and I are also back together….” HC, 16 years’ veteran, Scots Guards
  “The help provided by Resolution is immediate and it’s very effective. I recommend it unreservedly…” MS retired Major, Parachute Regiment
 So please remember The Big Give on December 6th (or 7th or 8t h) as the day to donate – and please forward this today to your colleagues, friends and family. Thanks for your help. Please do call me if you want to discuss this further.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Latest results for Counselling: 8 out of 10 success

Of the ex-service personnel who received counselling by PTSD Resolution over two years, 157 completed the programme, and 78 per cent of these had symptoms reduced to below the clinical level, in an average of five sessions.

 Sadly some people do not respond to therapy – others are in the middle of compensation cases or legal processes that can interfere with their capacity to change,” says Piers Bishop, Director of Counseling

Around one quarter of those who contacted the charity initially were unable to engage in counselling, for a range of reasons. Some were too distressed to focus on the programme, or had lives too chaotic to be able to take part in regular weekly sessions, even for the few weeks required. (Source: PTSD Resolution, 2012 www.ptsdresolution.org)

Remembrance Sunday Launch for ‘80:20 Appeal’ for Veterans’ Mental Health

A new appeal is launched to save a unique counselling service that resolves military trauma for nearly eight out of ten armed forces veterans that complete the programme offered by PTSD Resolution (Registered Charity No. 1133188) - in an average of just five one-hour sessions - www.ptsdresolution.org

“ PTSD Resolution was set up to provide free treatment without delay - because when veterans ask for help they are often desperate. As a charity we rely solely on voluntary donations. There’s no Government, social services or NHS help. Our funds are depleted by the demands for help, and now there’s a waiting list,” says Colonel Tony Gauvain (retired), chairman of the charity and a senior therapist in the PTSD Resolution programme.

The charity offers counselling with a unique 78 per cent success rate, Tony Gauvain says. It helps UK armed forces’ veterans, TA and reservists to relieve mental health problems resulting from military service and ease reintegration into a normal work & family life.

The “80:20 Appeal” has two goals: to end waiting lists for counselling; and secondly to offer extra support to the 20 per cent of trauma sufferers who do not respond to the initial programme. With the required funding, PTSD Resolution’s professional counsellors can then provide the help that is needed.

“ The PTSD Resolution national outreach programme has over 200 therapists. It is private, confidential, local and one-to-one. There is no referral needed, which reduces any sense of stigma. Counselling is brief and effective – as opposed to the medication, months of treatment or residential care that is too often the response to a problem that has a proven, compassionate resolution,” says Tony Gauvain.