Combat StressWe have recently awarded Combat Stress with a grant of £350,000 to support the work it does to help veterans with mental health problems.

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 (PTSD).

To help veterans rebuild their lives, they provide a range of free services:

  • Short-stay clinical treatment at their treatment centres
  • A specialist Intensive Treatment Programme
  • Community Teams
  • Outpatients
  • Occupational therapy
  • Peer Support Service
  • Substance Misuse Case Management Service
  • A 24-hour helpline available to veterans and their families (0800 138 1619) and to serving personnel and their families (0800 323 4444)

Robert Marsh, Director Income Generation at Combat Stress said: “We’re extremely grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for supporting Combat Stress and veterans with mental health conditions.

“Each year we receive 2,000 referrals from former servicemen and women with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. This generous grant will enable us to continue to provide our life-changing treatment.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity adds: “We are very proud to support Combat Stress with this grant. It is vital that we help our veterans with mental health care and provide them with top quality services when they are in need. Thank you to Combat Stress for the significant work you do.”