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.
Check out this great video and let Daley Thompson tell you how you can support Combat Stress.
Our long road to recovery has arrived,
With trembling hands, we read,
Not one, but two weeks we must go,
Question formulate within our minds,
Am I worthy, what of the brave souls, limbs they've lost,
More justified, this place of healing.
Our acceptance letter, given, but a cautionary glance,
Fear of the unknown takes hold within our minds,
Will, I need to bare all I've seen & done, for all to see,
Terrors kept inside for so long, now to be exposed,
Will I need to talk in a group, not doing that.
The day has come at the front gate we stand,
One deep breath, one step more, family close at hand,
With unease, we enter this place of healing,
A welcome smile, a friendly voice, meets us at the door,
Our body, but a moment ago, numb, now relaxed.
Our farewells said we're left alone, time for calm,
A moment in time passes, we wait,
A faint knock at the door, a friendly voice calls out,
No need to panic, it's only a nurse,
Go with them we must, our state of mind, assessed.
Time has come for interaction, fellow Veterans met,
Past fears put aside, they're just like me,
An unbreakable bond our souls of war, sustain,
On eggshells, our Veteran tread triggers not yet known,
Time has come to venture into the night.
With apprehension, we wait the start of this new day,
The days plan all laid out, for all to see,
As time slips past, fear of the unknown runs wild,
The hour fast approaches, time to meet our demons.
In the room Veterans sit, each, their backs to the wall,
Each an individual, But with a common goal,
We need to know why terrors play havoc in our minds,
Time has come, no more running from our past.
Silence fills the room, all unsure what to say,
It took a while, help from a friendly voice is all it took,
Slowly our voice could be heard, we're not alone,
Too many days passed, believing, it was just me,
Crying out in the night, horrors faced each & every day,
We're not alone, it's not just me.
We leave the room, our shoulders, a heavyweight lifted,
Fears were unfounded, no need to panic,
For once a glimmer of hope now surrounds us all,
The next meeting, we wait with anticipation.
What Is Pleural Mesothelioma?
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of malignant mesothelioma cancer, accounting for about 75 percent of all cases. It's an aggressive and rare form of asbestos-related cancer that moves swiftly. But with our help, we will find you the right specialist and cancer center to treat your disease as soon as possible and give you the best chance of survival.
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.