We've moved!

This donation page is on the old Big Give website. Please go to theBigGive.org.uk to find current campaigns and opportunities to double your donation.

If you have any queries on the changes, please email us at info@thebiggive.org.uk.

Project information

8/10 success resolving UK Veterans' Mental Health

PTSD Resolution resolves mental trauma for 8 out of 10 Forces' Veterans veterans we treat for:-
*Discrete, confidential, no referral needed
*Free to Veterans, Reservists, Families
*National network of counsellors
*ALL funds go to counselling & support (we've no salaried staff)
*Proven, accredited

6 months

Charity information: PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution logo
  • Need


    Military trauma causes flashbacks, nightmares, anger and depression - often leading to violence, alcohol and substance abuse, job loss, family breakdown and even suicide.
    Veterans and TA may struggle to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of military post traumatic stress suffered as a result of service in the armed forces.
    Over 300 Falklands veterans have committed suicide; more than were killed in the fighting in 1982.


    PTSD Resolution will fund therapy for UK armed forces’ veterans and reservists. Each therapy costs £550, with near 80% success.
    Treatment is on an outpatient basis, to support family and work routines. It is confidential, on a one-to-one basis, with no waiting lists.
    A referral is not needed. Therapy is brief and effective – generally within three to five one-hour sessions treatment is ended by mutual agreement. It is unusual for further support to be needed subsequently

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Treat UK Forces' Veterans & Reservists & their families to resolve military trauma


    » Run our free helpline, identify need and brief one of our local therapists to deliver treatment - manage treatment program, followup results
    » Contact the community of UK Veterans and families so that they are aware of the treatment network and help available

    What success will look like

    A standard measurement protocol is used to measure the results of treatment: information is published and fully available to the public and peers

  • Impact


    The success rate is 8 out of 10 for those who complete the PTSD Resolution programme - where the symptoms are reduced to a sub-clinical level and both counsellor and counselled believe that no further treatment is required. This enables the veteran to go on to receive other support and help as required, and to re-engage in normal work and family life.


    All counselling is carefully monitored and the results recorded confidentially. The programme is delivered through a network of experienced therapists, trained in HGT (Human Givens Therapy http://www.hgi.org.uk/ ). This is a well-established therapy for the effective treatment of mental distress in the general population.
    The goal of therapy is to break the link between the memory of the original event and the emotional response.


    We make the statistical results of counselling for veterans publicly available, so that donors can see the contribution that PTSD makes to relieving the problems we address

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

    Loading graph....
      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Cost of counselling £500 is the average fee for counselling one veteran
  • Background


    The programme is nationwide, delivered through a network of 200 UK Counsellors. Our remit is to provide local treatment for all Veterans


    Veterans and reservists & families affected of the UK armed forces who experience the symptoms of military trauma and are struggling to integrate into normal work and family life.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our proven record of success - 8 out of 10 treated - and responsible use of funds. All funds are used for counselling and communicating the aims and objectives of the charity. We have no full-time staff or capital assets.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Colonel Tony Gauvain (Retired)

    Chairman - also a qualified therapist

    Piers Bishop

    Clinical Director, Head of therapy

    Charles Highett

    Director, Finance

    Malcolm Malec

    Director, NHS liaison

Interview with Forces' Veteran Clare


Provides a full treatment program for a UK Forces Veteran, to resolve mental trauma

“PTSD Resolution has got it right and I would recommend them to anyone who’s suffering, and to get help sooner rather than leaving it too late

PB. 25 years’ service as medic