ABF The Soldiers' Charity has awarded Combat Stress a grant of £350,000 to help it continue providing its life-changing mental health services to veterans.
Demand for the services of Combat Stress is at an all-time high, with the charity seeing more than 2,000 new veteran referrals each year.
This year Combat Stress marks its 100th year of helping former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems.
Sue Freeth, CEO of Combat Stress, says: “We’re extremely grateful to ABF The Soldiers' Charity for this generous grant, which will help us provide vital support to Army veterans.
“Over the last ten years we’ve seen demand for our services double – it’s crucial that we raise awareness and funds to ensure we can continue to support every veteran who needs our unique mental health treatment.”
Major General (Ret’d) Martin Rutledge, Chief Executive of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, adds: “We are pleased to be supporting Combat Stress and helping them deliver the all-important help and support to those who need it. Mental health is a topical subject and an important one which we are keen to support Combat Stress with.”