Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.
For almost a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Today, they provide life-changing treatment to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at their specialist centres.
When a veteran asks for their help, they develop a programme of treatment and support to meet their individual needs. From an hour a week at a peer support group meeting close to home to their six-week residential post-traumatic stress disorder treatment programme at one of their specialist centres, together they work out the right support.
They know that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. Their services help veterans cope with the present, tackle the past and take on the future. Some may find using just one of their services will transform their lives; others may need more to start living again. But their expert team will be there to help every step of the way.
We have a fantastic way you can support this fantastic charity, go on Holiday.
Not Just Travel - Your Dream Holiday have partnered with Combat Stress, so every time you book your Holiday or travel with us, we will make a donation of 25% of the profit on the booking to Combat Stress. Helping with the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues such as depression and associated traumatic event
Purchase any of my books and 40% of the profit on the sale is divided between Combat Stress and FirstLight Trust
If your a Veteran or a Serving member of the military and need help get in touch with Combat Stress, don't leave it to late
HELPLINE IS AVAILABLE
24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR.
Veterans and their families can call 0800 138 1619.
Serving personnel and their families can call 0800 323 4444
If you would like to donate directly to Combat Stress here is the link
Your Holiday can help Combat Stress raise money.
For every holiday booked, we’ll donate to Combat Stress.
It’s for a great cause and is no extra cost to you, so there’s never been a better excuse for a holiday!
Contact us via our dedicated phone number 0794 3939 712
Don't forget to mention you're supporting Combat Stress.
Watch the video to see how you can help by simply going on holiday
As the sun appears through the early morning mist,
Sounds of the ocean escorting the morning chorus,
Breakthrough the silence of the day,
As we walk peace & tranquillity fill the air,
Along the shore, alone with our thoughts in hand.
No souls to be found, no fear required,
Our minds, for now, content,
Memories of happier times, our thoughts, now frequent,
Along the shore, through fields of green, we walk,
Sounds of nature, escort us throughout the day.
Out of the morning mist, two figures now stand,
Memories of days since past, now centre stage,
Wait, terror does not rule this day, it belongs to us,
With lessons learned, from our place of safety,
We now approach two figures who, now, stand close.
Pleasantries of the day, past, this battle won,
Our heads held high, confidence aplenty, we continue,
Along fields where poppies grow,
Memories of the fallen, enter our minds,
This day not for sorrow, its for joy.
Rays of light now hit the ground, where poppies grow,
People walk their dogs, laughter fills the air,
Families play by the water's edge,
Two hours past, since we left the safety of our home,
Our confidence grows, the more we walk.
Our walk comes to an end, sadness fills the air,
For once, our mind, in a happy place,
Small victories along the way, we shared,
New memories to replace the ones of old,
Little battles needed to win the war.
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Vetrans & Mesothelioma
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.
families affected by pleural mesothelioma need a lot of support to get through the experience. Building a diverse support system encourages families to overcome hurdles and promotes emotional well-being.
Mesothelioma can be a very debilitating disease. Many of our countries, disabled veterans are mesothelioma victims, usually being exposed to asbestos-laden Navy ships aboard. Asbestos is actually still used in many boats and ship repair materials. Between 1990 and 1999, the second most often recorded industry on death certificates was shipbuilding and ship repair when the cause of death was asbestosis. In 1999, the shipbuilding and repairing industry had the most recorded fatalities from malignant mesothelioma.
Fortunately, the government has set aside trust funds for asbestos victims that many people are unaware of. Mesothelioma.net contains a plethora of comprehensive information surrounding asbestos and mesothelioma along with financial help offered to veterans. The financial assistance is of the utmost importance to some people who cannot afford the costs of treatments.