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Friday, 23 October 2020

CHARITY TODAY AWARDS

New Funding for Forces’ Veterans Mental Welfare

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THE Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded PTSD Resolution a grant of £35,000 under the COVID-19 Impact Programme. This will help the armed forces’ mental health charity to maintain support for veterans while they face additional stress from the economic and social impact of the pandemic, at a time when donations to all charities have declined.

The Trust supports the Armed Forces Covenant by delivering funding programmes that create positive change to armed forces communities across the UK. It is a charity and classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body, or NDPB. It manages the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, worth £10m each year.

PTSD Resolution is a leading forces’ charity providing free mental health therapy to traumatised Veterans, Reservists and their families.

The programme is community-based, with the treatment provided locally through a nationwide network of 200 therapists, and additionally online and through phone contact during the pandemic. PTSD Resolution helps resolve mental health problems that obstruct a normal range of family and work relationships.

Trauma causes flashbacks, nightmares, anger and depression – which may lead to violence, alcohol and substance abuse, job loss, family breakdown and even suicide.

The charity has no salaried staff or assets. Donations received fund the cost of treatment by local therapists, a public information programme to ensure veterans and families know of the help available, and essential fundraising and research.

Tony Gauvain, chairman of the charity said:

“We are delighted by the support from Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and very grateful, on behalf of all the former services’ veterans and their families that we help. It is a very difficult time for fundraising, even for an extremely lean organisation like this charity – with a full programme for a client costing just £650, and delivered free of charge.”

For further information: www.PTSDresolution.org

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