PTSD Resolution is deeply saddened by the death of General Lord Ramsbotham, who was a valued and highly-regarded president of the charity and a champion of mental health services for UK forces’ veterans. We wish to convey our condolences to David’s family.
Lord Ramsbotham’s tireless work in advocating for sufferers of PTSD, veterans, reservists and family members, was an inspiration to us all. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew or met him within the charity.
“General Lord Ramsbotham was an outstanding advocate for the rights of veterans,” said Colonel Tony Gauvain (Retired) Chairman of PTSD Resolution.
“He believed passionately that everyone who serves their country should be treated with dignity and respect, with full access to service provision that is free, prompt and effective for those bearing the invisible scars of trauma and other mental health problems. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time”.
Under General Lord Ramsbotham’s patronage, the charity developed a nationwide network of 200 therapists from its inception in 2009. It has had over 3,500 referrals to date, and delivers therapy in an average of seven sessions, with 78 per cent of cases seeing an improvement in reported symptoms to where the client and therapist agree that no further therapy is required.
PTSD Resolution is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to the Quality Network for Veterans Mental Health Services (QNVMHS).
The charity is one of the only organisations to provide therapy to veterans suffering with addiction issues or who are in prison – as well as to family members, including partners and children, who may experience the symptoms of trauma from living with a traumatised veteran.
PTSD Resolution has a uniquely ‘lean’ operation, with no salaried staff or assets – funds are used to deliver therapy and for essential research and public information.