Funding for servicemen that struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder
Posted: August 17, 2013
Posted in: Armed Forces Injuries
£30,000 of funding has been given to a charity that supports Wiltshire servicemen who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The charity provides support to those who are injured, wounded or sick as a result of their service. They assist the service personnel, veterans and their families, who are enduring post trauma recovery.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that develops after witnessing, or suffering, a traumatic event. The disorder usually involves recurring memories, flashbacks and other symptoms that trigger recollections of the occurrence. PTSD can develop almost immediately after a traumatic experience, or can take several months or years to develop. Treatment options can be either medical or non medical: ranging from cognitive behavioural therapy to antidepressants.
£10,000 to a project encouraging “therapeutic” solutions
- It is estimated that 3 in 100 people may suffer PTSD at some point in their life
- 1 in 5 firefighters suffer PTSD
- 1 in 3 teenage survivors of car accidents
- 1 in 2 female rape victims
- 2 in 3 prisoners of war
The £30,000 has come from the Armed Forces Community Covenant grant scheme. Money has also been given to the Wiltshire Barn Project — a project that encourages the “therapeutic qualities” found in bookbinding to help veterans and their employment prospects — at a total of £10,000. The Codford Local History Society and Malmesbury Children’s Centre also received some supportive funding.
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