Charity information

Stand Down

A charity set up with the aim of providing psychological help and support to any UK military personnel or veteran who suffer from psychiatric trauma as a result of combat.

Founded 2015

  • Mission statement

    A charity set up with the aim of providing psychological help and support to any UK military personnel or veteran who suffer from PTSD, or any other mental health condition as a result of military combat. Stand Down also aims to provide help, advice and support during the resettlement period. Stand Down will also work with and support the families of those who use its services.

    PTSD is recognised as a disorder suffered by those who have psychological wounds due to a traumatic experience. PTSD can effect anyone of any age, race or sex and presents itself with symptoms such as Re-experiencing symptoms, Avoidance symptoms and Hyperarousal symptoms. Other mental health conditions can occur after traumatic experiences alongside PTSD, these include and are not limited to, depression, anxiety and addiction.

    Stand Down intends to offer regular weekly counselling, both online and in person to the user alongside wellness training, physical rehabilitation and any other treatment which it feels is in the best interests of its client and is able to provide. The long term aim of Stand Down is to provide dedicated military centres for the treatment of psychiatric injury and be able to offer its clients residential placements when appropriate and necessary. The Humanistic Counselling Therapeutic approach will be offered alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and help with alcohol abuse.

  • Aims

    Stand Down aims to:

    • • For the public benefit, the relief of current or former serving members of the British Armed Forces and their immediate families, in need, by reason of psychosis or neurosis to include Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder and its associated symptoms and/or conditions as a result of their time in service. In particular but not exclusively by, the provision of appropriate treatment, counselling, intervention and/or support.
    • • For the public benefit, to provide support and/or advice in order to aid the resettlement of serving or former serving members of the British Armed Forces and their immediate families into civilian life, in such ways as the charity trustees see fit.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2015

    Registered Charity Number: 1161341

    Board members: 5

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 01249322251

    Address: 4 York Road SN11 8FW

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