|About Combat Stress
Founded 95 years ago, Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health. Since 1919, Combat Stress has supported over 100,000 ex-Service men and women suffering from debilitating mental health attributed to time spent in service. Currently Combat Stress supports over 5,000 Veterans in the UK.
They provide prompt clinical care and support to Veterans with psychological injuries including depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Clinical care is provided at both residential treatment centres and in the community through Community Outreach teams. Residential treatment is available at a number of centres throughout the UK, including Leatherhead, Surrey.
For further information about Combat Stress, please visit www.combatstress.org.uk
Senior Partner, Chris Shipley, said: "We have been supporting the vital work of Combat Stress over the last couple of years on an ad hoc basis but we decided this year that we would take a more strategic approach to our involvement with them by adopting them as our Charity of the Year. We believe that the partnership shows a clear and public display of our commitment to the charity and support for the local community."
Director of Fundraising and Communications, Tim Brawn, said "I am delighted that Downs have decided to support our Veterans through their Charity of the Year 2014/15. By working in partnership with a long-standing, experienced and reputable organisation, not only can we support the fundraising efforts of the staff and involve them in our vision, but we are also able to raise awareness of Veterans' mental health in the local community."