Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Professional Security Magazine

The Big Give – a national scheme to encourage charitable giving at Christmas – will match on-line donations and double the value of contributions to relieve the trauma of armed forces veterans, on December 6, 7, 8 from 10am each day. Donations can be made on-line to PTSD Resolution (reg. charity No. 1133188) via the link

PTSD Resolution has some 200 counsellors nationwide to provide support to resolve military trauma, with a success rate of eight out of 10 cases for veterans who complete the programme (Source: PTSD report 2012).
The charity says symptoms of military trauma include flashbacks, nightmares and depression. Without appropriate help the result can be family breakdown, homelessness, criminality and even suicide.
According to PTSD Resolution chairman Colonel Tony Gauvain (retired): “PTSD Resolution offers fast help, with an average of just five counselling sessions required on an outpatient basis. No referrals are needed. PTSD Resolution is a very lean organisations: there are no salaried staff or premises: funds are used for therapy and to provide support and information on the help available.”

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