Who We Are…..
The idea for Save Our Soldier came about because suicides were occurring after combatants returned from war. It was unacceptable to see this frequently in the news, and to do nothing when something could be done. The problem is post traumatic stress, an injury triggered by exposure to extreme trauma. We call this condition PTSI, but it is more commonly known as PTSD. Conversations with veterans led to research. The results highlighted a growing need for support of veterans, struggling to settle and reintegrate into ‘civvy street’, and for their families suffering from the legacy of combat.
I knew with the right people, the number of acute cases could be reduced. Encouragement to become a charity came from The Medlock Charitable Trust, who provided initial funding to get the specialised emotional coaching for combatants started.
What We Do………..
We address the broken lives of combatants (and their partners) damaged through war related trauma circumstances. This includes Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) as well as many other harmful side effects of trauma, if left unchecked, can take in some cases up to 13 years or more for the effects to fully show.
Our coaching and interventions aim to help combatants reverse the downward spiral of suffering and begin a journey back towards the very best they can be. We use a specific, unique and diverse combination of evidence based interventions without the use of medication, including “Spectrum Therapy” (which is in the process towards NICE approval), CBT, an Eye Movement Therapy, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness & Specialised family work.
How we’re different…….
Too many families are wrecked, too many combatants lose sight of any positive direction in life and too many lives are lost because of the trauma caused by recent or past conflicts.
Save Our Soldier delivers effective interventions, measuring success by the results achieved by the clients.
We do not ask combatants to talk about their traumatic experience (it’s content free). We alternatively seek to detect, then reduce (or eliminate) any harmful emotional charge held behind the experience, thus providing a platform to create a new and resourceful outlook, enabling clients to reduce their spiral of suffering and begin a journey back towards the very best they can be.
Free PTSD Support
Charity registered number: 1149579 - Company name: Save Our Soldier. Registered office: Ground Floor, 11 Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JQ.
Companies House Registered number: 8183316
Scottish charity registration number SC044732
Copyright Save Our Soldier 2016