About PTSD Resolution
PTSD Resolution helps Veterans, TA and Reservists who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of military trauma suffered during service in the armed forces.
Trauma causes flashbacks, nightmares, anger and depression - often leading to violence, alcohol and substance abuse, job loss, family breakdown and even suicide.
Through a nationwide network of 200 accredited therapists, PTSD
Resolution provides treatment to enable Veterans and Reservists to
resolve the mental health problems associated with military trauma that
obstruct a normal range of family and work relationships.
Many Veterans and their families have benefited from our therapy programme – see Key Facts and also our testimonials.
The programme is complementary to the work of other services' charities, in that it resolves the mental health issues that are barriers to successful reintegration and settlement.
PTSD Resolution Statement of Purpose
PTSD Resolution helps ex-service men and women who have mental
health problems following service in the UK armed forces. We are an
independent charity that aims to work with the people other services do
not reach or have not been able to help. We work in prisons, for
example, and we are generally able to work with traumatised people who
have alcohol and drug problems provided they are able to engage in
For those clients who engage with the therapeutic process and meet their appointments the outcomes from PTSD Resolution are very good, even when the trauma is long-standing and severe.
However, PTSD Resolution is not a mental health crisis service. If you are in danger or have severe mental health problems please ring your GP; if there is a strong element of risk then contact the mental health crisis team, or if absolutely necessary the emergency services.
Our Mission is this: to ensure effective therapy for military PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Symptoms, and Secondary Traumatic Stress).
Better access and availability of treatment for all veterans of the UK armed services, TA, reservists and their dependents.
The PTSD Resolution programme involves a series of one-hour
therapy sessions on a one-to-one, out-patient basis, to relieve veterans
of disabling symptoms. A single course of treatment is usually all
that's required, delivered through a national network of therapists,
trained in HGT (Human Givens Therapy) - a successful therapy for dealing with mental distress.
PTSD Resolution treatment meets the special needs of veterans and reservists. It is effective without the therapist or anyone else ever knowing about the events that caused the trauma. This ensures confidentiality.
It protects the patient from further distress, and therapists from hearing about often extremely disturbing incidents. These are important safeguards.
We are also doing new research and raising awareness of the causes and treatment of post traumatic stress. PTSD is little understood by veterans and reservists - or their families, friends or employers, the people who are often very much affected by the destructive behaviour associated with the condition.
A key area of research will be the plight of veterans in the prison and probation system – who number some 20,000 today.
PTSD Resolution has no salaried staff, assets or fixed overheads. All funds are used exclusively to promote, support and pay for the counselling of armed forces' veterans and reservists in the community. It is a registered charity and an Organisational Member of the BACP, the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Why PTSD is a problem
Anger and depression. Nightmares and substance abuse. Family breakdown and even suicide.
The symptoms of military PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) wreck lives.
One in four homeless people is a former member of the armed services. Over 20,000 veterans are in jail or on probation.
So why isn't treatment available? It is, but it's often inappropriate. There are long waiting lists. Therapy can extend over months or even years.
Treatment is often unsuitable because veterans, reservists and dependants, are expected to describe harrowing events in detail, in group therapy sessions with civilians.
PTSD Resolution's programme is different. It is exclusively
for veterans and involves an average of just four one-hour sessions.
Treatment is on a one-to-one, out-patient basis with a qualified therapist. It is proven to work, backed by a successful three-year pilot project.
The programme supports other charitable and Government initiatives because it deals with the chronic, underlying problems of PTSD - the trauma that causes the flashbacks and nightmares.
Veterans are then able to move on to treatment for other problems, such as addiction and homelessness.