The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and their strategic partner, Greenwich Hospital, have awarded Combat Stress a grant of £90,000.
This grant will help fund the core treatment we provide to Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans who are struggling with their mental health.
Veteran, Dave served in the Royal Navy for 11 years, he was just 19 years old when he went to war on HMS Intrepid during the Falklands conflict in 1982. It wasn’t until 20 years after the Falklands that Dave’s mental health problems began.
“When I stepped through the doors of Combat Stress, it was the first time in 35 years that I felt safe.
“PTSD is like being in a dark pit – one that has no light or escape. Combat Stress gave me the light to go for.
“I was broken, they gave me my life back – they saved me. They gave my wife her husband back and my children their dad back. I owe them everything.”
Robert Marsh, Director Income Generation said:
“We’re so grateful to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital for this grant, which will help us provide vital support to Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans.
“It’s important that we raise awareness and funds for the charity to ensure we can continue to support every veteran that needs our help. We’d like to thank The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital for supporting Combat Stress and veterans with mental health problems.”
Director of Relationships and Funding at the RNRMC, Mandy Lindley said:
“We are pleased to award this grant of £90,000 to Combat Stress. The mental health support that they offer to the armed forces community has a huge impact.
“The RNRMC aims to identify need amongst our sailors, marines, veterans and their families. By working closely with Combat Stress, we are able to better understand the demand for mental health provision amongst ex-naval personnel and react to it. We hope that this grant will make a real difference to the lives of the men and women who have served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.”
For more information on The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity please visit rnrmc.org.uk
For more information on Greenwich Hospital please visit grenhosp.org.uk