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Patron

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
KG KT GCB OM

President

General Sir Peter Wall
GCB CBE DL

Board of Trustees

Lieutenant General Andrew Graham CB CBE (Chairman)
Jenny Green OBE MA (Vice Chair)
Major Mickey Morrissey FCSI (Honorary Treasurer)
Peter Allen
Professor Timothy Evans DSc FRCP FRCA FMedSci
Sally Goldthorpe BSc MCIPD
Mark A Izatt
Calvin Man TD BSc
Christian KB Melville LLB DIP LP NP TEP WS
Mary Molesworth-St.Aubyn DL
Jan Sobieraj
Dr Suzy Walton BSc MSc PhD CPsychol CSci CDir FRSA FIoD
Colonel Robert Ward MBE
Professor Sir Simon Wessely MA BM BCh MSc MD FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci FKC

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0800 138 1619

Call our free 24 hour helpline for veterans and serving military personnel and their families.

Directors

Sue Freeth, Chief Executive
Carol Smith, Director Client Services
Walter Busuttil, Medical Director
Robert Marsh, Director Income Generation
Jeff Harrison, Acting Director Resources

Celebrity Ambassadors

Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart and Combat Stress crossed paths in 2012 when our then trustee, Robert Bieber MBE, helped Sir Patrick to understand his father's wartime experience for the BBC's genealogy programme Who Do You Think You Are? Sir Patrick's father served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and Parachute Regiment during the Second World War. He returned to the UK reportedly suffering from shell shock.

Sir Patrick Stewart said: “My father suffered in silence with the psychological wounds he sustained in the Second World War. Through meeting Combat Stress I understand how the trauma affected my father on a daily basis and why it is important for veterans to seek help."

Joanne Froggatt

Known to the nation as Downton Abbey’s lady’s maid Anna Bates, Joanne visited Combat Stress while researching her award-winning role of a soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the film In Our Name. 

Joanne said: “I’m looking forward to helping Combat Stress raise awareness of its lifesaving work. Speaking to veterans helped by the charity gave me an insight into the world in which those suffering from trauma live. With the support of Combat Stress they can once again live a fulfilling life with their families. It is important that families know the signs of trauma so that they can support the veteran in seeking help. If veterans or their loved ones recognise a change in behaviour, I urge them to call the Combat Stress 24-hour Helpline (0800 138 1619).”

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