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Charity Partner 2018: 

PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution is a charity that helps Forces' Veterans and their families to resolve mental health issues and the symptoms that can result in job loss, family breakdown and even suicide. The charity works closely with the security industry and employers in the sector, as many staff are veterans.

Therapy provided is free to veterans and their families. It is local – delivered through 200 accredited therapists nationwide; effective – with a near 8 out of 10 success rate in resolving trauma issues to the veteran's satisfaction; brief – with an average of 5 therapy sessions; inclusive – we also help partners and families; prompt – start of treatment is usually within days; confidential - no clinical or service referrals are required; private - no verbal re-telling of traumatic experiences is needed.

The charity also runs TATE – Trauma Awareness Training for Employers. The half-day course is ideal for line managers and HR staff who want to be able to identify where staff working in the security sector may be suffering from PTSD or related mental health issues. Training is provided on site or at a venue of the employers' choice.

If you are, or know of a Force's Veteran that may have suffered trauma, contact www,PTSDresolution.org 

Kids on the Green

Kids on the Green was started as an emergency response to the horrific Grenfell Tower Fire on June 15th as the tower continued to burn.

Tormented by the large groups of distressed children and teens gathered watching the horror unfold, local youth worker Zoe LeVack wanted to create a respite area from the hell of Latimer road.

Initially setting up with a box of felt tips , a bag of footballs, water and a handful of helpers she shepherded many local children and families away from the scene of the tragedy. The project quickly became incredibly popular and each day more locals would come , and more volunteers would come to help.

By July the project had developed into a fully fledged organisation that was able to draw a little funding to aid its continuation through the summer. Kids On The Green acted to distract the children and young people with arts, circus, and sports whilst quietly offering art therapy, counselling and alternative healing alongside to both the children and parents alike.

Today Kids On The Green is still very much a part of the communities recovery. They have just taken on a new building to deliver their services and are fighting for funding to survive. The Post traumatic stress in the community is wide spread and the grief of the children who lost dear friends and neighbours is sizable. The people of North Kensington watched their fellow residents burn to death and the screams were heard for hours, "it is the screams that are the hardest to forget " - 12 year old resident of Latimer.

 

 

Charity Partners 2017: 

Teenager Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust make sure young people don't face cancer alone. That might mean providing treatment and support for young people in one of our comfortable, contemporary specialist cancer wards, or travelling to other hospitals and to young people's homes to make sure we reach everyone who needs us, wherever they live.
We also spread the word about the impact of cancer on young people. We do presentations in schools. We help medical professionals and politicians to understand why young people with cancer need specific support. And we publish a wide range of no-nonsense information resources.

We make sure that we're there for young people from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over. Whether it's helping young people return to work or school, or giving advice about dealing with long-term side effects, our events and support help young people figure out what normal looks like now.

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www.teenagecancertrust.org 

 

The Ghana Education Project

The Ghana Education Project (GEP) is an award-winning UK-registered charity supporting education, equality and development in Northern Ghana.

The charity does this through the education and training of young people, building community facilities and promoting equality for girls and women.

GEP’s flagship project is the pioneering Kyabobo School for Girls in the Volta region, which opened in September 2013 and recently welcomed its second intake of pupils. By 2016, the school will be providing a high quality secondary education for over 300 girls, with the aim of becoming a beacon school for the whole of Ghana.

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Charity Partners 2016:

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has its own Family Support Trust (previously called the Strathclyde Widows and Orphans fund). This is actually the oldest fire and rescue charity in the UK.

The charity changed its name in 2007 and following reform of the service in Scotland, it now rolls out its charitable services across the country.

It provides services such as bereavement and hardship grants, supports retired members and their families, a children’s investment trust ( for those suffering parental loss) and provides rest and recuperation facilities amongst many other registered beneficiaries.

http://www.sfr-familysupport.org.uk/

 

Charity Partners 2015:

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Suzy Lamplugh Trust was founded in 1986 and is the UK's only personal safety charity committed to creating a safer society for all. Our mission is to campaign, educate and support people to help reduce the risk of violence and aggression for everyone.

Our work can be divided into three key areas:

1. Helping and supporting people – we run the National Stalking Helpline, support people who have an increased risk of experiencing violence and aggression, and run community projects.

2. Education – we provide advice, training, guidance, workplace support, free resources, information, and consultancy.

3. Campaigning – we work in partnership with other charities, private and statutory organisations, raise awareness, and influence policy makers.

www.suzylamplugh.org 

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