The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), has awarded Combat Stress a grant of £55,000 a year for three years to fund the Charity’s vital specialist services, specifically in support of Royal Navy and Royal Marine veterans.
Demand remains high for Combat Stress’ services. Combat Stress are working diligently to be there for veterans, and although clinical staff cannot see veterans in person, they have adapted and enhanced their phone and digital services to provide 1-1 therapy sessions, a range of online resources and an online peer support community to those veterans already in their care.
“We’re extremely grateful to RNRMC for this generous grant, which will help us provide former servicemen and women from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines with the support they need", says Sue Freeth, CEO of Combat Stress.
“Combat Stress provides unique life-changing and often life-saving support to veterans in the UK with mental health problems. It’s therefore crucial that we raise awareness and funds to ensure we can continue to be there for veterans in the years to come”.
Mandy Lindley, Director of Relationships and Funding at RNRMC, adds: “We consider Combat Stress to be one of our most important service delivery partners and the new three-year funding approach reflects this. Now more than ever, it is vital that charities work together. We look forward to continuing this partnership as we work with Combat Stress to support the health of our joint beneficiaries”.
The grant is part of RNRMC’s extensive support programme for Royal Navy and Royal Marine veterans, to ensure they live fulfilling lives post-service.
About Combat Stress
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For 100 years we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Demand for the charity’s services remains high, with an average of 2,000 new referrals each year. To help veterans rebuild their lives we provide a range of free services at our treatment centres and through regional community teams, including short-stay clinical treatment, a specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme, occupational therapy, a Peer Support Service and a free 24-hour Helpline (0800 138 1619).
Find out more at combatstress.org.uk.