The UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity, Combat Stress, has been announced as the charity partner for this year’s UK Security Expo.
Held on 29 and 30 November 2017 at London Olympia, the UK Security Expo is the premier global security showcase attracting an audience of over 10,000 international visitors from Government, Military, Transport, Intelligence, Major Events, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and the Private Sector.
Robert Marsh, Director Income Generation at Combat Stress said;
“We are so grateful to UK Security Expo for choosing Combat Stress as their charity partner for 2017.
“It’s important that we continue to raise awareness and funds for the charity to ensure we can support every veteran that needs our help. The UK Security Expo will be a great opportunity for us to do this.”
CEO, Peter Jones who leads the UK Security Expo team added:
“We are proud to be working with such a valuable charity as Combat Stress who work tirelessly to provide treatment and support to those that have dedicated their lives to keeping our people, borders and infrastructure safe and secure. We hope this is the start of a long-term partnership.”
For more information on the UK Security Expo please visit uksecurityexpo.com/cs
Free passes are available at www.uksecurityexpo.com/combatstressreg
Notes to editors:
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. Founded in 1919, our work is as vital today as it was after the First World War.
On average it takes 12 years after leaving the military for veterans to contact Combat Stress for help, by which time their condition is often highly complex. However veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts are coming to Combat Stress much sooner.
We treat conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. To help veterans rebuild their lives, we provide a range of free services:
- Short-stay clinical treatment at one of our treatment centres in Ayrshire, Shropshire and Surrey
- A specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme – run at our three treatment centres
- Outpatients – assessment by psychiatrists and psychologists enables us to diagnose, define and deliver the treatment veterans require
- Occupational therapy – using meaningful and creative activity to encourage hope, wellbeing and recovery
- Community Teams – a UK-wide network of Community Teams providing treatment and practical support to veterans
- Substance Misuse Case Management Service – helping veterans to access the services for their drug and alcohol problems so their mental health issues can be addressed
- A 24-hour Helpline for veterans, serving personnel and families (0800 138 1619)
Combat Stress, Registered Charity 206002; Registered Charity in Scotland SCO38828; Company Ltd by guarantee: 256353.