The ex-soldier who spent nine months building a forest hideaway in the Welsh hills

He’s done it for a very special reason – By Lydia Stephens (Image: Joshua Rhys Photography) https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/ptsd-rambo-retreat-army-wales-16829277 A veteran has rebuilt his demolished stone cabin retreat in the Welsh countryside in the hope it will be a sanctuary for soldiers suffering with PTSD. Mike Allen’s original cabin was bulldozed by forest officials , who said…

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How to Naturally Relieve PTSD for Veterans

More news and views from our American allies https://patch.com/connecticut/brookfield/how-naturally-relieve-ptsd-veterans Beyond the Battle Field By Laurie Hoffman, Are you or someone you know a Veteran? Consider this – According to the Veterans Association (VA), about 11-20% of all military service members who served in War, suffer from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). In the Vietnam War, it’s…

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Building a picture of war – The Legasee Charity

By Alexa Fox @echoalexa Reporter (Thirsk & Ripon) https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northyorkshire/17861915.building-picture-war/ LOVED ones of veterans who have been emotionally or physically affected by war are telling their stories as part of a major archive and education project. The Legasee charity is recording interviews with the partners and families of former soldiers to illustrate how serving in warzones…

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Learning how memory works could be key to treating PTSD

by Kelly Oakes, Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazinehttps://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-08-memory-key-ptsd.html Think back to what you did last weekend. You might be able to picture it clearly, but there should be no doubt in your mind that whatever you are remembering happened in the past. For people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), however, memories…

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Forces Online – Veterans Directory

Forces Online was set up by Len Chappell in 2013 to provide a professional secure website, listing all the Armed Forces Community support organisations in the United Kingdom, and work to alongside them to promote their services to ensure there is a quality choice based system for veterans, focussing on identifying the type of service,…

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Who are the Purple Warriors

What’s this all about? To use the power of the sport of dragon boating to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve, and have served, with HM Forces. Purple warriors are fully supported by the military’s Battle Back programme Purple Warriors is far from just another dragon…

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Paratrooper hugged his mum and told her he was ‘hurting’, before he was found hanged in woods

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/paratrooper-hugged-mum-told-hurting-16740872 The inquest heard there was little to suggest Luke Prior had been battling any mental health issues A paratrooper was found hanged in woods near his home – shortly after hugging his mother and saying he was ‘hurting’. Luke Prior, 23, had earlier been out for a drink at the Oakwood pub in Port…

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Ex-armed service personnel in prison and on probation

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ex-armed-service-personnel-in-prison-and-on-probation A summary of evidence relating to ex-armed services personnel in prison and on probation and how services can improve outcomes for them. This page aims to: present up to date research about what we know about the characteristics of ex-armed service personnel (ex-ASP) involved with the UK criminal justice system provide current estimates of…

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The Covenant Fund is delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. It has £10M a year to fund projects that support the Armed Forces Community.

The Covenant Fund is delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. It has £10M a year to fund projects that support the Armed Forces Community. We also deliver other funding programmes to support the Armed Forces Community, such as the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund and the Veterans Community Centres programme. Read our…

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