Because Military Minds Matter - Veterans at Ease

by Veterans at Ease in Durham

We did it
On 29th March 2016 we successfully raised £1,605 with 42 supporters in 42 days

TO HELP SUPPORT OUR MILITARY VETERANS

by Veterans at Ease in Durham

There are around 200,000 military veterans living in the North East of England.

Of those, 35% have mental health issues (27% have a common mental health problem and 8% have some degree of severe and enduring mental illness).

This equates to over 65,000 men and women who, having served our country, are now suffering with the effects of trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related and psychosocial issues.

IT COSTS AS LITTLE AS £1,500 FOR US TO HELP SOMEONE OVERCOME PTSD.

Veterans at Ease provides 1 to 1 therapy to veterans, reservists, serving military personnel and their families to help them deal with their issues.

We use neuro-linguistic programming or NLP in a clinical therapeutic setting.  To date we have worked with 140 people, of which 130 have successfully fully engaged (93%).

Our therapy is provided free of charge by our trained therapists, all of whom are ex-military, have suffered themselves, been through treatment with Veterans at Ease and then gone on to qualify as therapists.  Veterans supporting Veterans.

We work out of three offices around the North East.  We also provide an outreach service and can work with people further afield through VSEE (a secure Internet Skype-like programme).

With the continued increase in demand for our services we expect to work with over 100 people over the next year and WE URGENTLY NEED FUNDS.

£15,000 will support 10 Veterans urgently needing our support.

Symptoms of PTSD include social isolation, paranoia, anger, depression, flashbacks and nightmares with the effect in some cases of suicide.  By helping our Veterans overcome their issues and deal with their trauma we not only help them back onto their feet and back into society, we also have a direct impact on their family members, as well as the wider community.

 

Please give generously today.  You can also visit our website at www.veteransatease.org, or contact us on 07887 493 459.

Thank you for taking the time to read our message.  We invite you to watch our video "Hidden Battles"; the people we have helped tell it best!

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2 x Tickets to our Boxing Evening (Northumbria Police vs Veterans and Military) Saturday 7th May, Federation Brewery Dunston, a Hoodie and a thank you card for believing in our work!

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An opportunity for 4 hours of one-to-one performance / life coaching or a selection of bespoke Veterans at Ease merchandise of your choice to a value of £150 and a thank you card for believing in our work!


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